Model axe-head

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


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

Dimensions

Length x width: 2.2 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1368

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Bronze model axe head from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXII (Akhrasen), northwest 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