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Inscribed lapis votive tablet

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Lapis-lazuli rectangular votive tablet. Inscribed on one side; hole through one end. Broken but complete.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: 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, Queen Nasalsa 643–623 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .016 W. .007

Accession Number

20.622

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits