Ivory inlay of a vulture

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubian (Sudan), Kerma, K 439B

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.2 x 11.3 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 4 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1367b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Three joining fragments of an ivory inlay depict the right wing, feet, and tail of a vulture. These have been accessioned along with a separate inlay (20.1367a) showing a complete vulture.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 439, 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