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Ivory bar possibly from a chair

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This ivory object may be a small cross-bar from the back of a chair. Its form is a heavy rectangular bar with a square peg on each of the short ends for joining. One inner surface has depression from wear. A reference to this item considers it "from a different type of bed to those in grave...

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From Kerma, tomb K1623X. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early–Classic Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 14 x 4.1 x 0.9 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World