Shrine-shaped pectoral with male deity
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 53
Height x width: 7.4 x 5.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
This blue glazed faience plaque. Striding male figure wearing uraeus, grasping small animal in each hand. Bunch of grapes (?) hanging from each hand, lotus flower below arms. Three suspension rings at top. Perfect. Reverse shows two incised signs.
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.
(January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition