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Plaited band

Spherical mass showing traces of hair, bound with a twisted cord, and three pieces of woven leather thong, rolled to form thong.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX-B 170. March 191:. 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

20.1422

Medium or Technique

Leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment