Inlay of an ibex

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 6.8 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm (2 11/16 x 3 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4219a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of seven ibexes that once formed the top row of decoration on the panel at the foot of an ebony (?) bed. Belongs with 13.4219-23.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K1053. 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