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Hair braids

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B 154

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 9.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1421

Medium or Technique

Human hair

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Mass of small braids and curls from a body. Dark brown color, with knots tied at the ends as ornaments.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX-B 154. March 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