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Ivory inlay fragments of unknown objects

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These fragments of ivory may be from furniture or box inlays, but their incomplete condition makes this matter unclear. However, likely traces of white plaster on one fragment make make it probable that at least one is the remnant of an inlay piece. Ivory inlay pieces were discovered in...

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From Kerma, K1600C3. January 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 3.7 x 0.2 cm (3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World