Nubian

Nubian and Asiatic captives at work

A man thought to be an Asiatic captive at work during the construction of the Temple of Amun at Karnak.This scene, from the Tomb of Rekhmire, depicts captives thought to be of Asiatic and Nubian origins doing manual labour. Prisoners of war were often recruited to work on major projects, or even sometimes made to...

Tile of a bound Nubian

This glazed tile of a Nubian is from the remnants of a palace built by Ramesses III in Tell el-Yahudiyeh. This tile is only surviving in shards and has lost most of its former colour and gloss. Tell el Yahudiyeh is a city in Egypt’s Eastern Delta. The site has remnants dating from the Second...

Sphinx of Taharqa

Taharqa, also spelled Taharka or Taharqo (Egyptian: 饟嚳饟墧饟儹饟垘 t隃rwq, Akkadian: Tar-qu-煤, Hebrew: 转执旨专职讛指拽指讛, Modern: T墨rhaqa, Tiberian: T墨rh膩q膩, Manetho’s Tarakos, Strabo’s Tearco), was a Nubian king of the 25th Egyptian Dynasty rulers of the Kingdom of Kush, c.747鈥656 B.C. The Sphinx of Taharqa is a granite gneiss statue of a sphinx with the face of Taharqa....

Mummy of Maiherpri

Maiherpri

Measuring at 5鈥4.75 inches tall, the mummy of Maiherpri showcases a young man of approximately no more than 25-30 years of age. Sadly, little is known about Maiherpri, and the only sources found thus far that give us a little knowledge about him are the titles discovered within his tomb (KV36). Maiherpri鈥檚 name translates to...

Ramesses II smiting a Nubian

Ramesses II smiting a Nubian, depicted in the Temple of Beit el-Wali; a rock-cut temple the king had built in the Nubian region for seemingly propagandist reasoning. The temple was dedicated to the deities; Ra-Horakhty, Amun-Ra, Anuket and Khnum (feminine & masculine Nile deities). The Temple of Beit el-Wali was relocated to higher ground in...

Egyptians in battle against the Nubians

Egyptians in battle against the Nubians

A scene depicted on a wooden chest showcases Tutankhamun’s Egyptian military defiant against the Nubians. Battle scenes along the length of the chest鈥檚 sides show the king riding in his chariot, accompanied by well organized archers, lancers, cavalrymen, and fan bearers, charging the enemies of Egypt; one side of the chest features the enemies of...

Terracotta lamp with the head of a man

Terracotta lamp with the head of a man

This mold-made terracotta lamp has been carved in the shape of a Sub Saharan African man. It is open upon the top of the head and mouth. This lamp is one of twenty-five lamps of various designs, which dates from the Ptolemaic Period, c. 332-364 A.D. The Ancient Egyptians enjoyed almost caricature style belittling depictions...

Hathor suckling the Kushite Queen Nefrukakashta

Hathor suckling the Kushite Queen Nefrukakashta

Gilded silver amulet shows the Kushite Queen Nefrukakashta being embraced and nursed by a goddess, probably Hathor.Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye), c. 743鈥712 B.C.From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta)Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 24.928 The goddess wears the vulture headdress and a crown consisting of a diadem with bovine horns and...

The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt: Their Lives and Afterlives

The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt: Their Lives and Afterlives

“This authoritative yet accessible book tells the story of these Nubian pharaohs of Egypt, from the origins of their kingdom of Kush, through their time as rulers of Egypt, to their heritage in the heart of Sudan鈥昦nd their rediscovery in modern times. The region of Nubia鈥昻ow spanning the modern border between Egypt and Sudan鈥晈as long...