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Shell fragment

One broken, oblong shell.

Provenance

From Semna, S235. 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)

Accession Number

24.2218

Medium or Technique

Shell (Mother of pearl)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains