Ivory inlay of a fox
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1090
Width x length x thickness: 10.4 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory inlay of a fox, which once decorated a funerary bed, is missing the bottom of one front leg and its ears. The tail has incised lines along the outer edges to indicate fur. The ivory is chipped in some areas.
From Kerma, tomb K1090. March 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition