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Tablets

Seven tablets: two bronze, one lapis lazuli, one jasper, two gold, one gray stone. Five fragments of white paste.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XV (Nastasen). 1920: 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 Nastasen, 335–315 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.2547

Medium or Technique

Bronze, lapis lazuli, jasper, gold, paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits