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Shell object

Circular, slightly concave object; possibly a horn protector?

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus IV, 433. 1914: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

S14-1-59

Medium or Technique

Ostrich shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown