Earring fragment

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 83-x

Dimensions

Length x width: 4.5 x 2 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1158

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Semi-circular shell with a smaller semi-circular cutout one third of the distance from the top of the shell. One piercing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 83-x. 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