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Black lead

Big lump of black lead (graphite) with two small, deep holes rubbed or gouged out of one side.

Provenance

From Kerma, 1600: A 4th strip. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 10.6 x 10.0 x 5.0 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1134

Medium or Technique

Black lead/graphite/carbon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products