Ear stud

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K440x

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.4 x 2.7 cm (15/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1785

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This ivory ear stud has a mushroom-shaped head. The shaft is separate and fits onto the head with a pin and socket.

Provenance

From Kerma: tumulus K 4, grave 440x. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition