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Shell fragments

One fragment of a cowrie shell, like 21-12-95c

Provenance

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, 220–186 B.C.

Object Place

Meroë, Sudan

Accession Number

21.12464.2

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains