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Shell pendant

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Pierced shell with leather thong attached, pieces broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN152 -2. 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: 9.6 x 8.3 x 0.3 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1440

Medium or Technique

Shell, leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants