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Fragment of plaque, light body paste, green glaze, female deity seated on a throne, looking right, bead in front of figure missing, figure in flat relief; on back, drawn in the soft paste, part of male figure, apparently Bes holding a snake by the tail in his left hand.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 183. 192: 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, Napatan Period, 690–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 3.8 x 0.9cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

21.12221

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture