Sharpener

Nubian
Kerma
about 2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, tomb 1805-49

Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1650

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Stone, hole near one end for suspension. Traces of red color. Fragment broken off.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb 1805-49. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition