Ivory inlay of a vulture

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, tomb K 439 no.5

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2108

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory inlay, from a funeral bed, in the form of a vulture facing left with single outstreched wing.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439 no.5. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition