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Horn cover

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Horn protector of ivory filled with mud like substance.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1603-4 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1914 : 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

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 4.8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1299

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related