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Ivory inlay of a giraffe

Inlay of giraffe. Restored for loan to San Antonio. It may have an older accession number, check the piece against photo on older accession card 20.1344 when the object returns.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma

Dimensions

Height: 7.9 cm

Accession Number

20.2132

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture