Giraffe hair bracelet

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B 138 PB

Dimensions

Width x diameter: 1 x 8 cm (3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1777

Medium or Technique

Giraffe hair

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This badly decayed bracelet is comprised of many long threads oof giraffe hair, the ends being brought together and tightly wound by a single hair in a knot.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumuls K X-B. 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