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Buttons and hide

Two buttons of woven reed fibre covered in leather and fragments of leather with orange-yellow hair still adhering (gazelle skin?). Mass of folded hide, dressed - possibly garment. Several fragments of hide wrapped around a mass of straw. One large tassel ? from which the hide has gone is...

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From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 183. March 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Goat hide


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cordage