Ostrich egg fragment

Nubian
Napatan Period
284 B.C.–A.D. 275


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, PYR XIX

Dimensions

13 x 7.5 x .15 cm (7/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-61

Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Fragment of decorative ostrich egg shell. Broad scratched line and maybe female figure.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR XIX; 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