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Bed with ivory inlays (reproduction)

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Reconstruction of a Kerma bed; frame of rosewood, foot-board of pine; inlays cast from originals 13.4219-23. Rawhide lacing. Foot panel inlaid with various images; the upper row represents eight ibexes, and the bottom row represents five hyenas. In the middle row are eight images of Taweret, who...

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Made for the MFA by Boston cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte, Boston, 1939-1940 (price $250).

Credit Line

Director's Contingent Fund

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

Object Place for Label

Original from Kerma, Sudan


Length: 183 cm (72 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Frame of rosewood, foot-board of pine, inlays cast from originals, rawhide lacing


The Ancient World