Fragments of ivory figures

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Accession Number

19.2344

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Numerous fragments of various shapes and sizes, including two fragments of elephant figures with incised details (one nearly complete, the other is only the top half of the elephant).

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 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