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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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Sudan

Accession Number

20.1372a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture