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Ivory inlay of a fox

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This ivory inlay of a fox, which once decorated a funerary bed, is missing the bottom of one front leg and its ears. The tail has incised lines along the outer edges to indicate fur. The ivory is chipped in some areas.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K1090. March 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 10.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1553a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture