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Ivory inlay of a bee or wasp

One of three ivory furniture inlays shaped as bees (see also objects 13.4214b-c & 20.1499a-b), found in fragments and now reconstructed.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1050:5. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

13.4214a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture