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Celt

This is a small, hand axe with a narrow, curved end, tapering to a rounded edge. The dark gray stone has small greenish inclusions. One side is very worn.

Provenance

From Kerma, N of Tell 2 on surface. 1913: 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, Kerma,

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

13.4051

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs