Giraffe hair bracelet
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B 138 PB
Width x diameter: 1 x 8 cm (3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition