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Blue faience naos. Inside is a standing figure of Horus; on one side a relief of a winged Hathor with uraeus crown, horns, and disc; on the other side a relief of a winged Bastet crowned with a disc and two uraei. Back relief is a figure wearing a red crown. Scarab on top.


From el-Kurru, grave 53. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1924: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects