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Large darkened ivory fly ornament with gilded head and transverse hole through head for stringing. Complete except for small chips due to the flaking ivory.


From Kerma: K B 5. March 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Width x Depth x Length: 5.5 x 1 x 12 cm (2 3/16 x 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants