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Ivory inlay of a bee or wasp

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1050:5

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4214a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of three ivory furniture inlays shaped as bees (see also objects 13.4214b-c & 20.1499a-b), found in fragments and now reconstructed.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1050:5. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition