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Ivory inlay of a fox

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This ivory inlay of a fox, which once decorated a funerary bed, is now missing its tail, ears, nose, and three legs. The ivory is chipped in some areas.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K1090. March 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

Width x length x thickness: 10.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1553b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture