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Fragment of a hand

Fragment of a right hand showing five fingers with carved finger nails.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Thickness: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2324

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture