Inlay of an ibex

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1053

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.4219e

Medium or Technique

Hippopotamus ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of seven ibexes that once formed the top row of a 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