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Two bracelets

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These badly decayed bracelets are comprised of many long threads of griraffe hair, the ends being brought together and tightly wound by a single hair in a knot.


From Kerma, tumulus K X-B. 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Giraffe hair


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets