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Ivory inlays of leaves (lotus petals?)

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Several pieces of inlays and fragments, triangular pieces in register are missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KX-B floor debris North of A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1915 : 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: 1.5 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-477

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture