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Conical object

White sandstone. Conical cylinder with top broken off. Flat under surface inscribed with a deeply incised cross.

Provenance

From Kerma K V. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1165

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown