Inlay in the form of an animal skin (?)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1053
Overall: 5 x 2.6 x 0.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 x 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is one of six ornamental ivory inlay pieces originally adorning the right side arm at the foot of a wooden (ebony?) bed. It is carved in the form of a symmetrical stylized motif, possibly representing a frog, turtle, or an animal skin. It is part of a set that includes objects 13.4219-13.4223a-f.
13.4223a is unlocated and is not housed with b-f.
From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K1053. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition