Model axe blade from a foundation deposit

Nubian
Napatan Period
probably 487–468 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXIX, northwest foundation deposit

Accession Number

17-4-1269

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Packed with 17-4-1298 and 17-4-1287 and mistakenly identified as 17-4-1288.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXIX (Pi'ankhqewqa), northwest foundation deposit. 1917: 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