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Fragment of pigment

Fragment of smooth, flat, blue stone(?), possibly used as pigment.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 6. 1919: 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.

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)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1956

Medium or Technique

Mineral

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products