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Amulet of a fly

Nubian
Kerma
about 2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1621-9

Dimensions

Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1742

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue faience, hole through head for string. One wing tip broken and missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1621-9. February 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