Ivory inlay of a winged giraffe

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K309

Accession Number

20.1547a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of three inlays in the form of a winged giraffe with head lowered to the ground. These once formed part of a panel on the footboard of a funerary bed.

Provenance

From Kerma: K309. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition