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Tusk

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Large piece of a tusk. Possibly worked, or just broken in irregular shape.

Provenance

From Kerma, KI room A. 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 4.5 cm (7 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1627

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains