Inlay of Taweret

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1053

Dimensions

Height x length: 9.9 x 4.8 x 0.4 cm (3 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4220a

Medium or Technique

Hippopotamus ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of eight Taweret figures that formed the middle row of a panel at the foot of an ebony (?) bed. Belong with 13.4219 and 13.4221-23.

Provenance

From Kerma: K1053. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition