Plaque

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 183

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 3.8 x 0.9cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

21.12221

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of plaque, light body paste, green glaze, female deity seated on a throne, looking right, bead in front of figure missing, figure in flat relief; on back, drawn in the soft paste, part of male figure, apparently Bes holding a snake by the tail in his left hand.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 183. 192: 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