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Mud seal

Seal of soft baked mud, two captives kneeling back to back in relief

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between 700 and 800. 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,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-125

Medium or Technique

Mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions