about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIII 5
Length x Diameter: 7.1 x 1.1 cm (2 13/16 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This horn protector exhibits very slender proportions with concave sides flaring to heads of unequal diameter. It has broken and been mended. Some cracks are evident, and some chips are missing from the edge of the wider end. Otherwise it is in good condition.
Such items were placed over the tips of animal horns (especially those of rams) to protect people from injury.
From Kerma, III 5. February 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 Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition