Model axehead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Irike–Amanote
431–405 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 2.4cm (1 1/16 x 15/16in.)

Accession Number

17-4-839

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Bronze model axehead.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XII (Irike-Amanote), 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