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Tablet from a foundation deposit

Red jasper tablet inscribed on one side with the cartouche of Amtalqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9, southwest foundation deposit. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.418

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits