Large spoon/scoop

Nubian
Early–Classic Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Su.983

Dimensions

Length: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4013

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

This is a large grain scoop or spoon wood with a short ornamented handle of two roughly triagular (with rounde corners) segments. The outer edges of the scoop component are chipped, but overall the object is in good condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb Su.983. 1913: 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition