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Ivory inlay

Figure of squatting Nile god with papyrus on head. Thin slab; free standing. Knees and fore-arm missing. In three pieces. (illustrated in publication fig. 20f)

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Pyr. XV. March, 1919: 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, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.1035

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture