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A pair with fitted pieces; both are incised around top and base.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1084-6. March 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 4.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1454a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

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