Fragment of an altar

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 18 (Shebitku)

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 18 x 3.1 cm (7 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.2502

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Fragment of an altar with carved details, including hieroglyphs and offerings.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (Shebitku). 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