Ear stud

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B -248

Dimensions

height x Diameter: 1.4 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1786

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 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition