Ivory inlay of an ostrich

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1096

Dimensions

Overall: 7cm (2 3/4in.) Overall: 3.5 x 7 x 1 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1334

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ivory. Ostrich with wings raised. Tail missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1096. 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