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Shell amulet

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Shell amulet.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN27x. 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, Early Kerma, 2400–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 4 x 0.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-389a

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets