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Steatite object

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Three fragments of a circular object (ring?) with a flat top. There are incised hieroglyphs, painted green, along the flat top and the sides of the band. A hand is carved on one fragment.


From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Steatite or faience


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown