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Plaque of Taweret

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Figure of ape-headed son of Horus, red body paste, yellow glaze with traces of black on incised design, design on one side only. Five loops for fastening, two on each side and one on top of head; broken, front of face and bottom missing.


From Beg. South, Pyramid XIX. 1921: 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, reign of unknown ruler, 404–353 B.C.


Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.2 x 2.6 x 0.6cm (2 13/16 x 1 x 1/4in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment