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Ivory inlay fragments

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


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

Dimensions

Largest mount: 12.5 x 35 cm (4 15/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.1034

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Many pieces of relief scene on panel. Includes papyrus flowers, birds, procession of men and animals, and hieroglyphs, including name of Shabaka. One (19-3-231c) has part of titles of Shabaka with a jackal standard. Two scenes mounted for display (19-3-231e) show men driving animals, palms, lotus plants, birds, and water. Part of 19-3-231e not found. 19-3-231b, f-r not found. See also 24.1035. Illustrated in publication: fig. 20g,f.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) 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