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Ear stud

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This ivory ear stud has a mushroom-shaped head. The shaft is separate and fits onto the head with a pin and socket.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus K X-B (KX-B/248). 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 Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

height x Diameter: 1.4 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1786

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs