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Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

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Ostrich, feathers on body suggested by dots, filled with brown pigment.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1050. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4211

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture