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Ivory. Decorative handle. In two fragments, complete. Handle rejoined with one end carved into two triangular shapes. Kohl stick to the kohl pot 20.1145)

Provenance

From Kerma K327x. February 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 0.7 x 9 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1160a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment