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Hippo amulet

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One amulet of a crudely cut reclining figure of hippo, bored lengthwise.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-147, neck QB. March, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1734

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets