Deity figurine

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, pyramid 20

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 6 cm (8 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-173

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Two joining fragments of a figurine. Lower half of face and beard is discernible; upper face missing. Hands are clenched around a roll of cloth.–Overall there are thirteen figures total. We have three of the four sons of Horus, and the feet of the fourth son is present. There are also three goddesses, (Neith, one goddess with no crown, and one female body fragment). There are five male figures; (three standing, kilted, unidentifiable male figures, Osiris, and an ithyphallic god, most likely Min.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 20 . 1917 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition