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Gazelle horn whetstone

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Gazelle horn, pierced at large end and with leather thong still attached. Ridges worn by use. Tip broken. Classified as a whetter (whet stone) because of wear and because it was found near many stone sharpeners (whet stones). See 14-1-867 (20.1646)through to 14-1-890. Similiar horns include...

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From Kerma. K1805. January 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.8 x 1.4 x 20 cm (11/16 x 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


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