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Ivory inlay of a fox

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This ivory inlay piece, shaped as a fox, would have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. It is missing the lower portions of both one front and one hind leg. One ear is almost completely missing, while the other is missing a small chip. Incised lines have been added to the edges...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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The Ancient World