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Inscribed faience tablet

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Faience; pale blue glaze inscribed on one side with name and titles of King Aspalta, small chip off edge; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From N. W. corner deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 570 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 7.1 x 1.8 cm (1 1/2 x 2 13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.678

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits