Pebble with gold bands

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 3.9 x 1.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2303

Medium or Technique

Stone, gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Brown pebble with protruding nodules and a gold band wrapped around the base of each of the three nodules.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: 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