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Inscribed magic brick with gilding


From: Nuri, Pyramid 8. 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January, 1917; 1920: 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

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


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



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment