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Fragment of quartz

May be the front leg of an animal, such as a lion, ram, or even a bird.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma KIII 17(3). 1914 : 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 6.3 x 3.4 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1367

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartz

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture