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Inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
369–340 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. South, Pyramid XXIV

Dimensions

Thoeris figure: H 9.2 cm. 11.2 cm. with tang. Ducks on columns: H 8.8+ cm. Bes figure: H 9.1 cm. 11.3 cm with tang

Accession Number

21.11961

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Inlays in various forms and figures, at least two Bes figures, two ducks, fragile condition.

Inlays are: 102 square + many fragmentss, more than sixty-nine triangular, few triangles are inlaid in a curving surface. Six v-shaped inlays in a curving surface. more than thirteen are petal shaped. One broken, (perhaps frame for rectangular inlays with sunk rectangular space). Taweret figure, tang at top, peg under base. ducks on columns, tang on bottom of one column and on top of duck’s head, same column, two capitals. Bes figure.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XXIV 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition