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Shell fragments

Large fragment of a shell and several smaller fragments.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Atakhebasken), stairs. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length (largest frag.): 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-1845

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains