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Mica figures for sewing to garments, consisting of groups of leopard heads and palm trees, one disc ornament with rosette; traces of green paint on some of the heads; details incised. Field #: SU 826. Reisner, 1923: pg. 278, # 31; Kerma, Royaume de Nubie, Geneva 1990 cat. 284. 1. Leopard...

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Provenance

From Kerma, K 1044 #8. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: 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)

Accession Number

13.4283.8

Medium or Technique

Mica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes