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Shells

Eight small conch shells, pierced. Two spiral shells - from wrist of CG. Also found are two blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus X B/297. 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)

Dimensions

Height x length x thickness of largest shell: 1.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm (5/8 x 7/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1545

Medium or Technique

Shell and blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains