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Grinding stone fragment

This is a fragment of a grinding stone. It is slightly concave on one face.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, no. 514 foundation deposit. 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 x 14 x 4 cm (5 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-285b

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits