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Shell pendant

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It consists of perfect pierced shell with four holes on top of shell, large bivalve (like a clamshell). Similar to 13.3806 and 16-4-1603.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K N 130. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.1 x 11.5 cm (4 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1367

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment