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ID 98
ACCESSION NUMBER 21491
FIELD NUMBER 16-V-27/43/1
SUBJECT baboon
DESCRIPTION The animal is represented in a very schematic way without any detail. It was pierced lengthwise. The animal is crouched on a rectangular base; the snout is merely outlined, short and squared, the eyes and the ears were realized by small projections; the body is smooth but without any indication of the lower arms and paws. There were only summary and superficial oblique lines on the sides of the body.
CHRONOLOGY Classic Kerma
CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE 1750-1550 BC
MATERIAL faience
MATERIAL (Note) faience
LENGTH (cm) 2.0
WIDTH (cm) 0.4
THICKNESS (cm) 0.2
DIAMETER (cm) 0.0
BIBLIOGRAPHY Mills, Nordström 1966
REFERENCE Mills, A. J., H. A. Norddström, 1966, The Archaeological Survey from Gemai to Dal. Preliminary Report on the Season 1964-1965. Kush 14, pp. 1-15.
ORNAMENTS_DESCRIPTION Various beads: one cylindric-bead and one tubolar-bead realized in faience. They were found together with three faiencamulet-beads: one Tawaret, one baboon and one elongeted shape with rounded top.
PRESERVATION STATE Complete
MUSEUM NMS KHARTOUM
SPECIFIC LOCATION Storerooms
LINK ON-LINE http://sudannationalmuseum.com/pages_e/northernsudan.html
Coordinates N 21°15′00″ E 30°45′00"
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION SAS UNESCO
DIRECTOR OF THE MISSION A. Mills, D. Nordström
YEAR OF EXCAVATION 1966
CREDIT LINE National Museum of Sudan
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Suggested Citation

Elena D’Itria. (2024) "Item 98 from Africa/Sudan/Melik en Nasir". In The Amulets of the Kerma Culture. Elena D’Itria (Ed). Released: In prep. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/0bff704f-5702-482e-907e-b1b2d38d2c68> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2988pj0n

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