Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragments of two human skulls.
Bag 1: Bag of soil and tiny bone fragments (or “bone dust”)
Bag 2: Two individuals; one nearly complete cranium, 1 larger right parietal with right frontal still fused at coronal suture.
Bag 3: Complete left parietal
Bag 4: Two parts of left frontal with osteomic tumor coming out of orbit, one temporal bone fragment.
Bag 5: Nearly complete occipital bone (male based on nuchal area)
Bag 6: Right temporal bone fragment with mastoid process (male based on mastoid)
Bag 7: Left temporal bone fragment (same as right, bag 6/7 possibly same individual)
Box 1: Miscellaneous sphenoid fragments.
From el-Kurru, Ku 51. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition