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Censer

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This bronze censer takes the shape of an arm with a hand clasping a tube. Below the hand is a decorated band originally set with colored paste. At the base is a similar band. The surface is corroded.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (Tomb of queen 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 for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3110a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture