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Nails

Several nails; in addition, a few fragments of sheet bronze and a curved piece of bronze.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 55. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

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)

Accession Number

19.2734

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment