Adze-head

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9, stairs

Dimensions

Height x width of blade x diameter of haft x thickness: 8 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-12-263

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

Adze-head with the blade bent into a curve.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9 (Amtalqa), stairs. 1916: 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