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Mortar

Mortar shaped grinding stone of rough gray conglomorate, slightly hollow on top.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII, northeast 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

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 17.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-516

Medium or Technique

Conglomorate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits