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Fragment of a bird

Fragment of the body of a bird. Incised lines indicate feathers; black paint around neck and along underside of body.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 3, A & B. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Depth: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2393

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture