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Inscribed blue faience tablets

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Blue faience tablets; inscribed on one side only; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXIV (Nasalsa), northwest foundation deposit. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 632–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 2.6cm (1 15/16 x 1in.)

Accession Number

20.617

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits