Fly ornament

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, tomb K 325

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 0.9 x 13.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1775b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Ivory pendant in the form of a fly with transverse hole through head for suspension, decayed and incomplete. One of a pair.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 325. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 1914; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition