Canopy pole (?)

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Length: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3111

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Pole in the shape of an arm with a hand clasping a tube. Below the hand is a decorated band originally set with red, blue, and green paste.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition