Model adze

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani
463–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XI, northeast foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length x width: 3.2 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-768

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Bronze model adze, encrusted.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 11 (Malowiebamani), northeast foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition