Gazelle horn whetstone

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1805

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 1.4 x 20 cm (11/16 x 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1686

Medium or Technique

Horn

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

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.

Provenance

From Kerma. K1805. January 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition