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Eye of an animal

Hippo eye fragment.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 19 : assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 2.4 x 3.7 cm (11/16 x 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-794d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture