Shell pendant

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 180

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.0 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1570

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Large white shell; flat; pierced twice at the top.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 180. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition