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Fragment, petrified wood

One small fragment as 13-12-489. Chip with two smoothed faces at right angles, thinly glazed blue-green.


From Kerma, KIII, Room EE. 1913: 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, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Petrified wood


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown