Fragment of rooster figurine

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 15

Dimensions

Length x Depth: 4.7 x 1.9 cm (1 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.909

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience fragment of a rooster figurine. It is the head and upper body of a rooster. The neck is ridged and painted yellow. The body, beak and eyes are brown.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 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