Ivory inlay of a vulture
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubian (Sudan), Kerma, K 439B
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition