Ivory inlay fragments of trees
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439
Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 1.4 x 0.2 cm (2 1/4 x 9/16 x 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
These five ivory fragments (two of which have been joined) originate from three inlay pieces depicting botanical motifs. Two are from a two-tiered tree/plant (14-1-239), while three (not joined) are from a single-tiered plant (14-1-240).
For similar plant/tree motifs see objects 20.1360-67, 20.1531-38, 14-1-236 to 14-1-243, 14-265 to 14-274.
From Kerma, K 439. 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