Inlay of an ibex

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K1053, South Cemetery

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 7 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4219g

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 13.4219-4223.

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