Fly pendant

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.5 x 4.2 x .4 cm (3 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4006

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Bronze fly pendant with traces of gilding. The occurence of these pendants on armed males suggests they have an association with the military.

Provenance

From Kerma, 1913. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition