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Horn protector

Mud or other material inlayed with triangular bits of ivory, and with ivory disc top. On display in Nubian Gallery, North Wall, Kerma Display. Also few fragments of a second protector (not present).

Provenance

From Kerma, K441. January 1914: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1446

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related