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Two large ivory pendant in the form of a fly with transverse hole through head for suspension, decayed and incomplete. b) located in Basment West, Ivory Cabinet, Shelf 6.


From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 325 (debris). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants