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One large piece, many smaller fragments. Large piece with five pierces.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 142, x. 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length: 11.8 x 11.0 cm (4 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1401

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment