Cowrie shell

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia, Semna, River corridor

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 2.1 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.1825

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One broken cowrie shell.

Provenance

From Semna, River corridor. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition