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Pendant/weight (?) made from a vessel fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Deposit 33A?

Accession Number

20.5047

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a fragment of a pottery vessel of a vaguely (irregular) diamond shape similar to those sometimes used for making weights or pendants. This example has no suspension hole drilled through it. Possibly a model pendant/weight?

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, deposit 33A?. 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