Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1096

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1345

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This object has been reaccessioned as 20.2098. Ivory inlay, in the shape of a ostrich chick. Body covered with dot pattern filled with brown substance.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Southern cemetery, KX, grave 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