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Shells

One shell.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x length: 3.0 x 3.0 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5265

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains