Gazelle horn whetstone
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1805
Overall: 1.8 x 1.4 x 20 cm (11/16 x 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gazelle horn, pierced at large end and with leather thong still attached. Ridges worn by use. Tip broken. Classified as a whetter (whet stone) because of wear and because it was found near many stone sharpeners (whet stones). See 14-1-867 (20.1646)through to 14-1-890. Similiar horns include 14-1-881, 14-1-874.
From Kerma. K1805. January 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition