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Horn protector

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This is one of two horn protectors found together (Su988; see also abject 13.4164). It is cylindrical with concave sides and is comprised of two fitted halves. Copper rivets have been applied to the sides. There are small, superficial cracks in some surfaces. Degraded brown organic remnants...

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From Kerma, K1061:27. 1913: 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