Fly ornaments

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 325 (debris), South Cemetery; Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.1775a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Two large ivory pendant in the form of a fly with transverse hole through head for suspension, decayed and incomplete.
b) located in Basment West, Ivory Cabinet, Shelf 6.

Provenance

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

(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition