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Leather rhinocerous

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Upper debris of KXB yielded a piece of rawhide cleanly cut to be characteristic a outline of the one horned or black rhinocerous. The edges were so well done that the figure could have hardly been have used under an opening in leather or cloth after the manner of the mica ornaments; and there...

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From Nubia, Kerma. [as per Object Register] KX(4)-I.] 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 11 x 21 cm (4 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown