Ivory inlay of a geometrical shape
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1600C (67)
Width x length x thickness: 8 x 4 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object is a fragment of ivory inlay, the likes of which were often used to decorate wooden fixtures such as funerary beds. Its form is a design comprised of rectangular segments with pointed ends, distinguished by lines incised into the ivory. The ivory is warped, and a corner has broken off.
From Kerma, tomb K 1600C (67). February 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