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Censer

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Censer in the shape of an arm with a hand clasping a tube. Below the hand is a decorated band originally set with red, blue, and green paste.

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 Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3111

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects