Collar

Collar of a queen of King Shebitka

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 72

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.307

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Hinged collar of sheet metal with edges decorated inside and out with beaded wire. In the center is an applique figure of kneeling winged deity wearing a sun disc. In the center of the back is a scarab. At each side near back, hinge with pin in place.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 72. 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: March 9, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition