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Shell fragments

Avicula (Meleagrina) Margaritacea variety of shell; six shell fragments.


From Kerma, KN 168. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–2050 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x thickness: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.25 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants