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Statuette of Taharqa

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Bronze figurine of a king, originally much corroded and with traces original gilding. The king is show striding, wearing the characteristic Napatan "cap crown" and ram pendants, and holding a small votive figurine of Maat. Lower legs and right hand missing. Cleaned and regilded with gold paint....

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal: Great Temple of Amun, Outer Court (B 501), Locus IX 6, between brick walls. 1920: 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: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 19.9 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3096

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture