Ivory inlay of two goats feeding on a tree
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 439
Height x width x depth: 8 x 10 x 0.3 cm (3 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object includes fragments of an ivory inlay depicting a scene of two goats flanking (and feeding from) a tree, one of several similar inlays from the same tomb. Such inlays would have adorned a wooden fixture such as a funerary bed. The surviving fragments do not comprise a complete inlay piece.
From Kerma, tomb K 439. January 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