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Fragment of sun disc

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Fragment of tile, sun disc and uraeus relief, flat on back, cylindrical hole through disc for attachment, bluish and white-bodied, green, glazed faience, faded and chipped in two pieces.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Pyr III. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, Queen, 84–69 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 8.8 x 3.1cm (2 15/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 1/4in.)

Accession Number

16-2-276

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays