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Ivory inlay of a bee or wasp

Two fragments of a bee which have been reconstructed and are on display. Accession number is not on display label, and is falsely labeled as part of 13.4214a-c. See also 13.4214a, b, c.

Provenance

From Kerma, KIII GG. December 1913: 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

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1499a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture