Inlay of a hyena

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1053, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 x 11 cm (1 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4221d

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of five hyenas that formed the bottom row of a panel at the foot of an ebony (?) bed. Belongs with 13.4219-20 and 13.4222-3.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition