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Ivory inlay of a tear-drop with one hole

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One ivory inlay, tear-drop shaped.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K330x. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 x 1 x 0.6 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1419

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture