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Pendant/weight

This is a large, drop-shaped weight or pendant of a reddish clay fabric that has fired black on one side. It has two drilled suspension holes, one at the center and one on the narrower upper portion. Slight rilling-like depressions on one side suggest it was shaped from a vessel fragment.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.5044

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels