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Inlay of bee or wasp

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One of three ivory furniture inlays shaped as bees (see also objects 13.4214a-b & 20.1499a-b), found in fragments and now reconstructed.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1050:5. 1913: 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: 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

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4214c

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture