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Tile fragment

Saddle shaped, three ribs outside, glazed dark blue outside except for central rib which is light blue. Both complete one broken in two. [Sample AKRM-13]

Provenance

From Kerma. KII Front 2, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1914: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 3.4 x 5.3 cm (1 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.969

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays