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Ivory inlay of an elephant

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Bed inlay of an elephant walking toward the right, head and tail missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1043. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Mid-Classic Kerma, about 1660–1630 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.8 x 6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4212

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture