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Fragments of faience

This objects consists of 3 fragments of faience. One is thin and rectangular, broken off at the short ends, and apparently once had something attached to one flat side. The other two fragments join and have one black stripe painted on them. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Rectangle: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) Other: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.13961

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments