Covered hollow ivory cylinder

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: (Nubia) Sudan, Kerma

Dimensions

Length x Diameter: 4.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.4109

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Originally called ivory end of metal staff, but maybe horn protector.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. Su?

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition