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Ivory inlay of a bustard

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Ivory inlay of a bird (bustard, also called a crested Ibis or shoebill stork?), currently one wing is missing. The image in this photograph is not this Bustard it is the bustard 20.2097 which is in the ARCE catalogue. This piece was not in the ARCE catalogue, although the number 20.1321a is...

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From Kerma, K 1096. March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 10 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World