about 2400–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1043:8
Height x width x depth: 6.3 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, fashioned from ivory, comprises approximatey half of a protective cap likely for a ram’s horn.
Such items were placed over the tips of animal horns (especially those of rams) to protect people from injury.
From Kerma, K1043:8. 1912-13: 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: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition