Miniature situla

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 2.4 cm (1 3/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.306

Medium or Technique

Amethystine quartz

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Model situla with two pierced handles on the rim and a hole bored through the neck for suspension. This pendant, belonging to the wife of King Piye, had amuletic properties.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition