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Unclassifiable bronze object

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, between 700 and 800

Dimensions

Other: 5.1 x 8.3 x 1.6 cm (2 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-126b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Heavy piece of thick solid bronze with no recognizable form. Shape is roughly rhomoidal.One side is encrusted, the other side pitted.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between 700 and 800. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-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