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Two semi-circular pieces with smaller semi-circle cutouts one third the distance from top, both pieces with two piercings.

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: 2 x 5 cm (13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1402

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs