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Axe

Nubian
Kerma


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tell I, Trench 2, Rm. A, 30 above alluvial strat

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 7 x 1.5 cm (3 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4041

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

This axe-head has one side grooved to receive the handle and two holes for binding. The marble is cream-colored.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tell I , Trench 2, Room A, about 30 cm. above alluvial stratum. 1913: 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