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Lump of incense

Lump of resinous incense with a hole pierced through the center.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 53. 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 Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: approximately 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2654

Medium or Technique

Resin

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects