Ivory inlay of two goats feeding on a tree

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8 x 11 x 0.3 cm (3 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1373

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

This object includes fragments of an ivory inlay depicting a scene of two goats flanking (and feeding from) a tree, one of several similar inlays from the same tomb. Some fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb K 439. January 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition