Ivory inlay of a falcon

Nubian
Mid-Classic Kerma
about 1660–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 1043 (debris)

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 5.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4205

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Hawk or falcon in flight and about to land, with wings oustretched behind it. Intact.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1043 (debris). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition