Ivory inlay of a winged giraffe

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K309

Accession Number

20.1547b

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. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition