Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry)
Height x diameter: 3.5 x 2.4 cm (1 3/8 x 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Model situla with two pierced handles on the rim and a hole bored through the neck for suspension. This pendant, belonging to the wife of King Piye, had amuletic properties.
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 by the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition