Inlay of an ibex

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1053, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000

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

13.4219d

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This ivory inlay is one of seven ibex inlays that once formed the top row of a panel at the foot of an ebony bed. The others are MFA numbers 13.4219-23.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus X, grave 1053. 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