Ivory inlay of a vulture
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439
Height x width x depth: 4.2 x 12.5 x 0.3 cm (1 5/8 x 4 15/16 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory inlay piece, one of several shaped as vultures with outstretched wings from the same tomb, would have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. It is currently in fragments and incomplete.
From Kerma, tomb K 439. 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