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Ivory inlays of splintered plaques

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Splintered plaques; four large fragments, some rectangular pieces and hundreds of smaller splinters

Provenance

From Kerma Tomb XV, debris. February 21, 1915: 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: 4.2 x 0.6 x 7.4 cm (1 5/8 x 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-128g

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture