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Large darkened ivory fly ornament with gilded head and transverse hole through head for stringing, broken but nearly complete. Incomplete due to ivory flaking.


From Kerma - K B 5. March 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x height: 12 x 5.5 x 1 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants