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Shells

One courie shell with black cut away from head and fragment of another, four tiny spiral shells, and fragments of another.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South). Pyramid 125. 1921: 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, Napatan Period, Unknown Ruler From 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.8x1.3x0.6

Accession Number

21.12105

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains