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Ivory inlay of an elephant

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From Classic Kerma. Ivory

Provenance

From Kerma. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Estimated Height x width: 5 x 3 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11798

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture