Bar, possibly chair component

Nubian
Early–Classic Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14 x 4.1 x 0.7 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4161

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Possible cross-bar from back of a chair. Heavy rectangular bar with a square peg on the short ends for joining, one inner surface has depression from wear. Very similar pieces found elsewhere: see objects 20.1524, 20.1525. Most likely the chair was broken and dispersed over the site.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition