Shell pendant (?)

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 161

Dimensions

Length x width: 11 x 10.2 cm (4 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1479

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

One round flat shell, pierced twice at the top; perhaps worn as jewelry.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 161. 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