Shells

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus X B/297

Dimensions

Height x length x thickness of largest shell: 1.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm (5/8 x 7/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1545

Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Eight small conch shells, pierced. Two spiral shells - from wrist of CG. Also found are two blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus X B/297. 1914: 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