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Three fragments of earrings

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 149

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 0.2 x 2.2 x 5 cm (1/16 x 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1424

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Three semi-circular fragments of shell with small semi-circle cut out roughly one third from top of shell. Note showed: “16-4-1428?”

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 149. 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