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Celt

Nubian
Kerma


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Room H.S.

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 6.4 x 2.4 cm (2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4052

Medium or Technique

Black granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

This is a hand-axe with a rounded, narrow point that flares to a wide end. It is composed of black granite with small, white inclusions.

Provenance

From Kerma, Room H.S. 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