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Ivory inlay of an ostrich

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Ivory. Ostrich with wings raised. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1096. March 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1332

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture