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Alabaster object

Object that was possibly part of a vessel handle; pierced and used as a weight?

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 53. 1919: 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 Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 2.5 x 2 cm (3/8 x 1 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2642

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown