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Ivory inlay of a winged giraffe

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Winged giraffe with head to ground. In fragments, part of head, forward wing and tail missing. Fragments have been reconstructed, now has tail.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K309. December, 1913: 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, 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: 8.5 x 9 cm (3 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1545

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture