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Steatite object

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


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

Dimensions

Length: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2331

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Fragment of a rectangular object with two detailed figures incised on one side; five projections (feet?) on the other side (perhaps this is the base for a sculpture of two animals).

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