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Horn protector

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This is one of two horn caps discovered together (Su988; see also object 13.4165). It's shape is generally cylindrical at one end, while flaring towards opposite. The latter end has cracked in several spots. The rim of the narrow end has dark brown organic remnants adhering to it. Such items...

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From Kerma, K1061:27. 1912-13: 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, about 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter: 4.4 x 3.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, organic remains


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related