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Ivory objects

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A) Fragments of a kohl stick. B) Ivory object. C) Disk broken.

Provenance

From Semna, S563. 1924: 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,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-787a-c

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical