Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Overall: longest 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ivory or bone
Not On View
Ivory. Very slender, long needles. One perfect and fragments of three others. Notched at upper end to receive thread, unpierced, incised, lines at head, a-c.
Two needles have accession numbers.
From Kerma, K 3801-8. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition