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Ivory inlay of a goat feeding on a tree

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One of two goat inlays from a group consisting of the two goats nibbling on a tree. From a group of inlays consisting of the tree and two goats. These inlays, from the footboard of a funerary bed. The motif is borrowed from ancient Near Eastern art. Joined with 20.1372b.


From Kerma, K439. January, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

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The Ancient World