Lotiform broadcollar terminal
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S Room X
Height x width: 4.8 x 4.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Deep blue faience fragment that has been restored. May be an inlay or broadcollar terminal.
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.
From Semna, S Room X. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition