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Inscribed green beryl tablet

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Green amazonite; inscribed on one side with name of Amtalqa; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

Found under the S.W. corner of Pyramid 9 at Nuri, Tomb of Aramatelka (Amtalqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 2.9 cm (1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.420

Medium or Technique

Green amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits