Ivory inlay fragments of unknown objects

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1600C3

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 3.7 x 0.2 cm (3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1379

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

These fragments of ivory may be from furniture or box inlays, but their incomplete condition makes this matter unclear. However, likely traces of white plaster on one fragment make make it probable that at least one is the remnant of an inlay piece. Ivory inlay pieces were discovered in the same tomb from which these fragments originated.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1600C3. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition