Ivory inlay of leaves (lotus petals?)

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1043/10

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.9 x 5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4213a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two bed inlay pieces shaped as leaves (or perhaps lotus petals); small fragments broken off, but present.

Provenance

From Kerma, 1043/10. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition