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Horn protectors

One of a pair. Plain cylindrical. Good condition. One has ancient break repaired by wooden pegs.


From Kerma, K321X. February 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.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, The Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related