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Ivory inlay of leaves (lotus petals?)

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Five inlay pieces, two are unbroken.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. Tomb 1402X. Feb. 1914 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1914: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1308

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture