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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.


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.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blue faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays