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Celt

This is a hand-axe with a rounded, narrow point that flares to a wide end. It is composed of black granite with small, white inclusions.

Provenance

From Kerma, Room H.S. 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

13.4052

Medium or Technique

Black granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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