Inscribed steatite ball
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 4 (Queen Khensa)
Height x diameter: 2.6 x 3.2 cm (1 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This steatite ball is decorated with six vertical bands of inscribed hieroglyphs, including the cartouches of Queen Khensa.
From el-Kurru, Ku 4 (Queen Khensa). 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition