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Shell amulet

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 7-X

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 2.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm (7/8 x 1 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-217c

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Fragment of shell or ornament, with scratched lines in and out (probably abrasions).

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 7-X. 1915 : 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