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Ivory inlay fragments of trees

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These five ivory fragments (two of which have been joined) originate from three inlay pieces depicting botanical motifs. Two are from a two-tiered tree/plant (14-1-239), while three (not joined) are from a single-tiered plant (14-1-240). For similar plant/tree motifs see objects 20.1360-67,...

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Provenance

From Kerma, K 439. 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: 5.7 x 1.4 x 0.2 cm (2 1/4 x 9/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1363

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture