Ivory inlay of a tree

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000

Accession Number

20.1372b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory inlay depicting a tree; from a group of inlays consisting of the tree and two goats. These inlays, from the footboard of a funerary bed, are significant because their motif is derived from ancient Near Eastern art. Joined with 20.1372a.

Provenance

From Kerma, K. 439. January, 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