Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1096
Height x width: 3.9 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object is an ivory inlay in the shape of an ostrich chick. It would originally have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. It is fully embedded in mud used to attach the inlay.
For several similar inlay pieces from the same tomb see objects 20.1346-20.1353.
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.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition