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Shrine-shaped pectoral with male deity

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This blue glazed faience plaque. Striding male figure wearing uraeus, grasping small animal in each hand. Bunch of grapes (?) hanging from each hand, lotus flower below arms. Three suspension rings at top. Perfect. Reverse shows two incised signs.


From El-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry). 1919: 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. (January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width: 7.4 x 5.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants