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Ivory inlay of a hyena

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One of five hyenas that formed the bottom row of a panel at the foot of an ebony (?) bed. Belongs with 13.4219-20 and 13.4222-3.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K1053. 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: 4 x 11 cm (1 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4221d

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture