Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, K1050:5

Dimensions

Height: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4211

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Ostrich, feathers on body suggested by dots, filled with brown pigment.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1050. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition