Ivory inlay of an ostrich
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, tomb K 1096
Overall: 7 x 5.9 x 4.6 x 0.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ivory inlay of an ostrich. Only the torso, head and wings are preserved. The legs and tail were made separately and are now missing.
From Kerma, tomb K 1095. March, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition