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Ivory inlay of a vulture

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Ivory inlay, from a funeral bed, in the form of a vulture facing left with single outstreched wing.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439 no.5. 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 22, 1995)

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: 4.5 x 8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2108

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture