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Plaster fragments

Numerous small fragments of white plaster with gold leaf; some fragments have incised decoration.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid IV, chapel. 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 Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

17-2-1907

Medium or Technique

Plaster, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements