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Fragment of rooster figurine

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Faience fragment of a rooster figurine. It is the head and upper body of a rooster. The neck is ridged and painted yellow. The body, beak and eyes are brown.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 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 Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x Depth: 4.7 x 1.9 cm (1 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.909

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture