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Fragment of wand

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Fragment of curved wand incised with hieroglyphic signs, being the name of a "King's Mother"

Provenance

From Kerma - III 4l, Hall A. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–about 1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 0.4 x 6 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1779

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects