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Ivory inlays of tear-drops with one hole

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This group is comprised of six of eight (two missing) dtop-shaped inlay pieces of ivory. Each is has been bored with a single hole at the center of length. They may originally have been components of rosette patterns. For similar inlay pieces from the same tomb see also object 20.1543a-d. ...

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Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K1623. February 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of 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 x Depth (largest): 3.4 x 1.3 x 0.2 cm (1 5/16 x 1/2 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1542a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture