Inscribed shell-shaped stone
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa)
Height x diameter: 1.7 x 2.5 cm (11/16 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
Imitation snail shell carved of steatite with a wrap-around band of inscribed hieroglyphs.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa). 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: March 1, 1919)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition