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Pair of earrings. (In two boxes) Semi-circular shell with smaller semi-circle cut out, pierced.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 82X. 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1147

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs