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Ivory inlay of an ostrich

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Ivory. Ostrich with wings raised. Practically complete.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1096. March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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: 8 x 4 cm (3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1329

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture