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Ivory inlay of Taweret

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Inlay piece, Ivory. Taweret figure with sword.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1914)

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: 9.7 x 4.2 cm (3 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2027

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture