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Faience double cartouche of Aspelta

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Blue faience double cartouche inscribed with two names of King Aspelta, each surmounted by the double feathers of Ma'at and disc, and each standing on an "nb" sign. Broken and mended, slivers missing, distorted in baking.


From Nuri, pyramid VIII, northwest foundation deposit. 1918: 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)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x thickness: 7.1 x 4.4 x 0.07 cm (2 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits