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Ivory inlay of bird (pheasant?)

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Fragment of a bird (bustard), consisting of the body, tail, partial legs, and one wing. Incised. Fits with 13.4207.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1001:5. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

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 x depth: 5.9 x 3.9 x 0.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4206

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture