Ivory inlay fragments of a vulture
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439
Height x width x depth: 4 x 13.5 x 0.3 cm (1 9/16 x 5 5/16 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object is comprised of many fragments of an ivory inlay that depicts a vulture with outstretched wings. It is one of several of similar form from the same tomb. Such inlays would have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed.
From Kerma, tomb K 439. January 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition