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Fragment of a plaque

Lapis fragment, possibly from a plaque, with incised decoration (possibly depicting an animal striding).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), thieves debris in a hole at the end of a stairway. 1918: 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,

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.4 x 1.5 x 2.4 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-4-517a

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments