Ivory inlays of splintered plaques

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tomb XV, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 0.6 x 7.4 cm (1 5/8 x 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-128g

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Splintered plaques; four large fragments, some rectangular pieces and hundreds of smaller splinters

Provenance

From Kerma Tomb XV, debris. February 21, 1915: 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