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Ivory inlays of Taweret

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Eight Taweret figures that formed the middle row of a panel at the foot of an ebony (?) bed. Belong with 13.4219 and 13.4221-23.

Provenance

From Kerma: K1053. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 4.4 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4220a-h

Medium or Technique

Hippo ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture