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Shell ring

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Shell ring, mottled with black.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K N52X. 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, 2400–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 3 cm (7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1047

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings