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Shell fragment

Period:
Early Dynastic
Date:
ca. 2900–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Shell
Dimensions:
2.13 in. (5.41 cm)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.58
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
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