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Inscribed green beryl tablet

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Green amazonite; inscribed on one side; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

Found under N.W. corner of Pyramid XXIV at Nuri, the tomb of Queen Nasalsa.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 643–623 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 x 1.3 cm (15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.619

Medium or Technique

Green amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits