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Decorated ostrich egg

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Ostrich egg decorated with crude incised human figures and animals; in fragments.


From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From Nubia, Sudan, Kerma, Room L (in hard debris which covered earlier red brick walls).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma,


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg


The Ancient World


Organic remains