Fragment of sun disc

Nubian
Meroitic Period
Queen, 84–69 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, PYR III

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 8.8 x 3.1cm (2 15/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 1/4in.)

Accession Number

16-2-276

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Fragment of tile, sun disc and uraeus relief, flat on back, cylindrical hole through disc for attachment, bluish and white-bodied, green, glazed faience, faded and chipped in two pieces.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Pyr III. 1916: 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