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Twenty-six cowrie shells, one spiral shell

Small shells

Provenance

Gebel Barkal, 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,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20-3-23a-b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains