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Faience, blue glazed. Inscribed with crude figure of a man and crocodile.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, x. 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.

Mint

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1766

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids