Inlay in the form of an animal skin (?)

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1053:1

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.8 x 4.6 x 0.3 cm (11/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4201

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory inlay in the shape of a frog or other stylized motif. Parts missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1053:1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition