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Ivory inlay of an ostrich

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Ivory. Ostrich with wings raised. Tail missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1096. March, 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7cm (2 3/4in.) Overall: 3.5 x 7 x 1 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1334

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture