Ivory inlay of an elephant

Nubian
Mid-Classic Kerma
about 1660–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 1043, South Cemetery

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.8 x 6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4212

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Bed inlay of an elephant walking toward the right, head and tail missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1043. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition