Deity figurine

Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 20, room B


Overall: 15.3 x 6.5 cm (6 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



RW figure of a deity; head and body present. Wig and beard are discernible, and arms are at his side. Left leg is extended. Joins with the feet fragment which is 17-2-156.–Overall there are thirteen figures. We have three of the four sons of Horus, and the feet of the fourth son is present. There are also three goddesses, (Neith, one goddess with no crown, and one female body fragment). There are five male figures; (three standing, kilted, unidentifiable male figures, Osiris, and an ithyphallic god, most likely Min.


From Nuri, pyramid 20, room B.1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition