Inlay in the form of an animal skin (?)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 1053, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000
Height x width x depth: 5 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 x 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is one of six ornamental ivory inlay pieces that originally adorned the right side arm at the foot of a wooden (ebony?) bed. It is carved in the form of a symmetrical stylized motif, possibly representing a frog, turtle, or an animal skin.
Details are added by incision and notching.
It is part of a set that includes objects 13.4219-13.4223.
From Kerma, tomb K1053.1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition