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Ivory inlay of a vulture

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439 (debris), Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 x 9 cm (1 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1495c

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

One of three vultures, broken and incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 439 (debris). March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition