Fly pendant

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K B 5

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 12 x 5.5 x 1 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1776a

Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze and ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Large darkened ivory fly ornament with gilded head and transverse hole through head for stringing. Complete except for small chips due to the flaking ivory.

Provenance

From Kerma, K B 5. 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