Bronze fragments

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51

Dimensions

Largest fragment: 11 x 0.2 cm (4 5/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2574

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Several large bronze fragments including base of staff casing. Handle is plate bronze. Flat, curved with nails. Housed in a box that’s 24 x 18 x 6 inches.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 51. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition