Fly pendant

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 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

20.1776b

Medium or Technique

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, broken but nearly complete. Incomplete due to ivory flaking.

Provenance

From Kerma - K B 5. March 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