Ivory inlay of a fox
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1090
Width x length x thickness: 10.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory inlay of a fox, which once decorated a funerary bed, is now missing its tail, ears, nose, and three legs. The ivory is chipped in some areas.
From Kerma, tomb K1090. March 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition