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Inlay plaques

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El Kurru, Ku 72

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 x 2.6 x 0.4 cm (1 5/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1036a-i

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Fragments of nine rectangular plaques with incised decoration (four about complete). Three standing goddesses, two winged deities, one hawk, one Hathor-head, two papyrus plants. (See also 24.1037a-f, 19-3-1553)

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Ku. 72. March, 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