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Ostrich egg fragment

Fragment of decorative ostrich egg shell. Broad scrated line and maybe female figure.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR XIX; 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, 284 B.C.–A.D. 275

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

13 x 7.5 x .15 cm (7/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-61

Medium or Technique

Gold, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains