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Amulet in two pieces, cut from conch shell.


From Nubia, Kerma: KN 7-X. 1915 : Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: Jue 28, 2013)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x length x width: 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.4 cm (1 9/16 x 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Conch shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets