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Stone objects

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


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

Accession Number

19.2348

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Eighteen teardrop-shaped, polished objects, including two amethyst, two porphyry, several agate, two of light green stone, two of dark green stone, and two alabaster.

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