Ivory inlay of a winged giraffe
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K309, South Cemetery
Height x width: 8.5 x 9 cm (3 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Winged giraffe with head to ground. In fragments, part of head, forward wing and tail missing. Fragments have been reconstructed, now has tail.
From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K309. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition