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Faience; blue-glazed; incised details on one side only; hole through projection at bottom; broken and mended.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nansalsa). 1918: 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 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani or Aspelta, 623–568 B.C

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 6.8 cm (1 1/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.961

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets