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Fragment of shell

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 8 (Tomb of Kashta), chapel debris. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 5, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Kashta, 750–743 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.1844

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments