about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B -248
height x Diameter: 1.4 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory ear stud has a mushroom-shaped head. The shaft is separate and fits onto the head with a pin and socket.
From Kerma, tumulus K X-B (KX-B/248). 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition