Ivory inlay of a triangle and two leaves (lotus petals?)

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1600C3

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.7 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm (1 1/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1378

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two of these three ivory inlay pieces are shaped as leaves, while one takes a slightly curved trapezoidal shape. The latter retains traces of white plaster coating on one side. The tip of one leaf has broken off and is missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1600C3. January 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition