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Shell fragments

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 168

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.25 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1513

Medium or Technique

White shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Avicula (Meleagrina) Margaritacea variety of shell; six shell fragments.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 168. 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