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Ivory inlays of triangles

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Ten of eleven (14-1-1130 is missing) triangular inlays, relatively uniform in shape and size. 14-2-65 to 70 have one piece each, 14-2-89 has four. Publication says they are from a decayed footboard: "border of triangles above, points down, and two rows of six lobed rosettes each in the field."...

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From Kerma, tombs K1600 and K1623. 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 4.6 x 2.5 x 0.4 cm (1 13/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World