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Shell

One medium-sized shell, unworked and unpierced.

Provenance

From Semna, S217. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 10.5 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2250

Medium or Technique

Shell (Mother of pearl)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains