This object is an ivory inlay in the shape of an ostrich chick. It would originally have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. It is fully embedded in mud used to attach the inlay. For several similar inlay pieces from the same tomb see objects 20.1346-20.1353.
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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition