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Stone objects

Eighteen teardrop-shaped, polished objects, including two amethyst, two porphyry, several agate, two of light green stone, two of dark green stone, and two alabaster.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.2348

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown