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Shell fragment

One piece of broken shell.

Provenance

From Semna, S537, South of tomb in charcoal. 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 or Egyptian,

Object Place for Label

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

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Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (7/16 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-215c

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads