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Shells

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Accession Number

19.2342

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Seven intact shells (four of which are cowrie shells) and several fragments of others, including cowrie and oyster fragments.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: 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