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Earring fragment

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

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs