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Covered hollow ivory cylinder

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Originally called ivory end of metal staff, but maybe horn protector.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. Su?

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, (Nubia) Sudan

Dimensions

Length x Diameter: 4.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.4109

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown