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Fragments of an inscribed stone vessel

Two fragments of a travertine vessel. One is inscribed with vertical columns of hieroglyphs, including a cartouche.


From Nuri, pyramid XXXVIII (Akheqa), stairs in front of door-block. 1917: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1cm (3/8in.) Length x width (inscribed fragment): 12.4 x 5.3 cm (4 7/8 x 2 1/16 in.) Length x width (uninscribed fragment): 9.7 x 5.1 cm (3 13/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World