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Ivory inlay of a vulture

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Inlay piece. Ivory. Fragments of vulture with outspread wings.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 439, January 1914. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 14 x 0.3 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1355

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture