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Ivory inlay of a falcon

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Hawk or falcon in flight and about to land, with wings oustretched behind it. Intact.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1043 (debris). 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: 7 x 5.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4205

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture