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Fragments

Three short thick braids. Dark brown color, three strand plaits. Leather with hair on.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 148. April 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (box): 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1420

Medium or Technique

Leather and hair

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains