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RW figure of a deity; head and body present. Wig and beard are discernible, and arms are at his side. Left leg is extended. Joins with the feet fragment which is 17-2-156.--Overall there are thirteen figures. We have three of the four sons of Horus, and the feet of the fourth son is present....

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 20, room B.1917: 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.3 x 6.5 cm (6 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-155

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture