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Collar of a queen of King Shebitka

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Gold, hinged collar of sheet metal with edges decorated inside and out with beaded wire. In the center is an applique figure of kneeling winged deity wearing sun disc. In the center of the back is a scarab. At each side near back, hinge with pin in place.

Provenance

From el-Kurru: tomb Ku 72. 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. (Accession date: March 9, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 702–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.307

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets