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Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

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This object has been reaccessioned as 20.2098. Ivory inlay, in the shape of a ostrich chick. Body covered with dot pattern filled with brown substance.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Southern cemetery, KX, grave 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: 3.7 x 3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1345

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture