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Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

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This object is comprised of three fragments (two in photo) of an ivory inlay depicting an ostrich chick. Only one fragment identifiable as object 20.1350, though it is housed with several possible fragments. The largest surviving fragment shows the body of the chick, which has been decorated...

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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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm (1 1/8 x 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1350

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture