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Adze-head

Adze-head with the blade bent into a curve.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9 (Amtalqa), stairs. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width of blade x diameter of haft x thickness: 8 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-12-263

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Woodworking & Stoneworking