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Offering tray with lion handles

Large bronze offering tray with a raised center, elaborate beaded edge, and raised, lion-shaped handles. Inscription around rim now destroyed.


From El-Kurru, pyramid 4. (tomb of Khensa). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze


The Ancient World