Banded plaquette with a hieroglyphic base

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.931

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Rectangular. Inscribed with hieroglyphic characters on one face.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 1919: 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: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition