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Ivory inlays of tear-drops with one to two holes

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This group is comprised of four sets (16 total) of drop-shaped inlay pieces of ivory, all but one with two holes bored through (the exception having only one hole). They may originally have been components of rosette patterns. For similar inlay pieces from the same tomb see also object...

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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: 4 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (1 9/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1543a-d

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture