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Ivory inlay

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El Kurru, Pyr. XV

Dimensions

Overall: 5.3 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm (2 1/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1035

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Figure of squatting Nile god with papyrus on head. Thin slab; free standing. Knees and fore-arm missing. In three pieces. (illustrated in publication fig. 20f)

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Pyr. XV. 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