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Shell

One cowrie shell, back cut off.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 164. February, 1923: 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, Meroitic Period,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Dimensions

1.0 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-24b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains