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Shell fragments

Half a shell with three holes (broken in pieces).

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 1-3. 1915 : 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, 2400–2050 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.0 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-197

Medium or Technique

Pearl shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown