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Lump of incense

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 53

Dimensions

Diameter: approximately 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2654

Medium or Technique

Resin

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Lump of resinous incense with a hole pierced through the center.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition