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Shell pendant

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Mislabeled 13.3806 on object. (This number belongs to a smaller shell from Sheik Farag) Large bivalve (clam like) shell with two piercings for suspension.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 189.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.2 x 11 x 0.4 cm (4 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1601

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment