Ivory inlay of an ostrich

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, tomb K 1096

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 5.9 x 4.6 x 0.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1549

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory inlay of an ostrich. Only the torso, head and wings are preserved. The legs and tail were made separately and are now missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 1095. March, 1914: 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