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This horn protector, now in four fragments of varying size, is of squat cylindrical proportions with slightly concave sides. Dark brown organic remains adhering to the proper interior side of especially the largest fragment is likely horn. Such items were placed over the tips of animal horns...

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From Kerma. 1913-16: 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; 1920: Received by the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 1933)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Depth x Length: 2.8 x 4.5 cm (1 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, organic remains


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related