Ivory inlay of a bustard

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1096

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1321

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory inlay of a bird (bustard, also called a crested Ibis or shoebill stork?), currently one wing is missing.
The image in this photograph is not this Bustard it is the bustard 20.2097 which is in the ARCE catalogue. This piece was not in the ARCE catalogue, although the number 20.1321a is cited there.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1096. March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition