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Ivory inlay of a vulture

One of three vultures, broken and incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439 (debris). March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 x 9 cm (1 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1495c

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture