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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.4165

Medium or Technique

Ivory, organic remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related