Ivory inlay of an ostrich

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1096

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1332

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory. Ostrich with wings raised. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1096. March 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition