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Pendant/weight

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900

Accession Number

20.5044

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a large, drop-shaped weight or pendant of a reddish clay fabric that has fired black on one side. It has two drilled suspension holes, one at the center and one on the narrower upper portion. Slight rilling-like depressions on one side suggest it was shaped from a vessel fragment.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, grave 1900. 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 the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition