Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52
Height x width: 7.9 x 8.8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
Blue glazed faience. Head of Bes. Two suspension rings at top. Hole through each ear, and three holes at base. Reverse incised two standing figures, one hawk-headed.
From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition