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Ivory inlays of winged sun discs

Three winged sun discs, broken, pieces missing. One is broken but mostly complete, other two are more fragmentary. Wings are like the more common vulture inlays, while the central sun disc is lightly incised.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KB13 debris. Nov, 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm (3 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1645

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture