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Ivory inlay of a vulture

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Three joining fragments of an ivory inlay depict the right wing, feet, and tail of a vulture. These have been accessioned along with a separate inlay (20.1367a) showing a complete vulture.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 439, January 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, Nubian (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.2 x 11.3 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 4 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1367b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture