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Ivory pendant in the form of a fly with transverse hole through head for suspension, decayed and incomplete. One of a pair.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 325. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 1914; 1920: 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

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 0.9 x 13.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1775b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants