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Ring stand

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Semna, Semna Fort, Beneath the Taharqa temple, Room BN

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9 x 13.4 cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1201

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Hammered from a sheet of bronze. Although very similar in technique to the flask in cat. 133 (MFA acc. no. 29.1204), this stand might have been fashioned for a larger vessel. Whether both pieces were manufactured in Egypt or Nubia cannot be determined. (Sudan Catalogue) (Card)

Bronze. Stand for vase. One side cracked. Otherwise perfect. Cleaned in the field. (Card)

Provenance

From Semna, beneath the Taharqa Temple, Room BN. January, 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1928)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition