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Ivory inlay of a triangle

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One triangular inlay, probably from a bed.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K3901. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.1 x 3.9 x 0.4 cm (13/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1618

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture