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Fragments of lions and ram headed lions

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


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

Dimensions

Height of most complete lion: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2157

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Two incomplete lions (cf. 24.1004), plus mane fragments, haunch and base fragments, face fragments, and unidentifiable fragments, from lions or ram headed lions 19-3-233, 19-3-234.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid XV. 1919: 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