Ivory inlay of a bee or wasp
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1050:5
Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of three ivory furniture inlays shaped as bees (see also objects 13.4214a,c & 20.1499a-b), found in fragments and now reconstructed.
From Kerma, K1050:5. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition