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Cylindrical ivory box

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These are six fragments from a cylindrical box with incised and inlayed decoration. A similar motif is repeated approximately every 3.2 cm: two incised lines form a column that is flanked by two levels of pie-wedge pieces of blue faience inlay, bbelow which are flanking incised pairs of arcs. ...

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From Kerma, tomb K2000-63. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early–Classic Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Width x Depth x Length x Diameter: 5.6 x 0.3 x 3.6 x 7.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1/8 x 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory and Faience


The Ancient World