Shell pendant

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K N130 -4

Dimensions

Overall: 11.1 x 11.5 cm (4 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1367

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

It consists of perfect pierced shell with four holes on top of shell, large bivalve (like a clamshell). Similar to 13.3806 and 16-4-1603.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K N 130. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition