Miniature shrine

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.618

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Blue faience naos. Inside is a standing figure of Horus; on one side a relief of a winged Hathor with uraeus crown, horns, and disc; on the other side a relief of a winged Bastet crowned with a disc and two uraei. Back relief is a figure wearing a red crown. Scarab on top.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53, B (tomb of Tabiry). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition