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Ivory inlay of a bee or wasp

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIII GG

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1499a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two fragments of a bee which have been reconstructed and are on display. Accession number is not on display label, and is falsely labeled as part of 13.4214a-c. See also 13.4214a, b, c.

Provenance

From Kerma, KIII GG. December 1913: 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