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Human hand

Small human hand, right clasped over remains of object, broken, incomplete, white bodied with a blue glaze.

Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid 8. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanishakhete, 26–20 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.75 x 1.95 x 3.4 cm (11/16 x 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12469

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture