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Ivory inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
701–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 72

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 0.9 cm (1 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2902

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Five complete and two fragments to make another, half rounds or ivory decorated with three incised lines around equator. OR has “found in bronze cup”.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition