Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)
Medium or Technique
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Two egg-shaped pieces of faience joined together; built up with alternating bands of black and white faience. Made to model a chert node or other banded stone.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition