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Block of tuff

Undecorated, rectangular block of volcanic tuff.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII (Aspelta), room B. 1918: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 8.9 x 5.4 x 2 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-204

Medium or Technique

Tuff

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown