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Brass points

Two modern brass points. Evidently the tips of sounding spears were used by modern Qurnawi plunderers.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus IIA, #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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length of largest point: 0.7 x 8.1 cm (1/4 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1072

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment