Bovine figurine

Nubian
C-Group
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Siali, Cemetery 40, Grave 114

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 3.2 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1571

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

RBW animal figurine with horns, probably cattle. Hoofs and tips of horns are painted black. Models of cattle and sheep indicate their economic importance; they may also have been placed in burials for magical purposes.

Provenance

From Seali/Meris (Egypt) (ASN 40). Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

(Accession date: June 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia