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Ivory inlay of a winged giraffe

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One of three inlays in the form of a winged giraffe with head lowered to the ground. These once formed part of a panel on the footboard of a funerary bed.

Provenance

From Kerma, K309. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1547b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture