Canopy pole (?)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 4 (tomb of queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Length: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3110a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

This bronze pole takes the shape of an arm with a hand clasping a tube. Below the hand is a decorated band originally set with colored paste. At the base is a similar band. The surface is corroded.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (Tomb of queen Khensa). 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