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Fragment of a bird

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid III, A & B

Dimensions

Depth: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2393

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of the body of a bird. Incised lines indicate feathers; black paint around neck and along underside of body.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 3, A & B. 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