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Ivory inlay fragments

Many pieces of relief scene on panel. Includes papyrus flowers, birds, procession of men and animals, and hieroglyphs, including name of Shabaka. One (19-3-231c) has part of titles of Shabaka with a jackal standard. Two scenes mounted for display (19-3-231e) show men driving animals, palms,...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) 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

24.1034

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture