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Ivory inlay of a vulture

Assigned a new accession number of 20.2108. Ivory. Vulture with wings outspread. Body and right wing about complete in fragments; left wing missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K439. January 1914: 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

20.1512

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture