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Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

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Though the accession card for this object lists three fragments of an ivory inlay, only one large fragment can be identified as object 20.1352. However, several possible additional fragments are housed with it. The original inlay would have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. The...

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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: 3.5 x 3.4 x 0.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1352

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture