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Bone awl

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX-B x

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm (5 1/8 x 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1587

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

34 bone awl pieces, of which 16 are complete, 18 are fragments. See Eg.Inv.3754 for possible fragments.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX-B x. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition