Ivory inlay of Taweret

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.7 x 4.2 cm (3 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2027

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Inlay piece, Ivory. Taweret figure with sword.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 1, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition