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Fragments of ivory objects

Large quantity of fragments of ivory objects, including one in the shape of a falcon-headed god, fragments of djed pillars, and rectangular inlays with incised marks (all or part of 24.1012). [Also note that 19-3-1460 = 24.1754] Fifteen fragments, joined with 19-4-67 (Illustrated in...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 62. 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 Shabaka, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 2.1 x 0.3 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2739

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture