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Ivory inlays of leaves (lotus petals?)

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Six leaves, one short solid cylinder

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, IV 407. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 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)

Dimensions

Overall (leaf): 1 x 3.2 cm (3/8 x 1 1/4 in.) Overall (triangle sides): 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5701

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture