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Two shell earrings

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Two disk shell earrings, one broken.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 148, x. 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, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 4.0 x 4.5 x 0.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1416

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs