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Inscribed lapis votive tablet

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Lapis-lazuli rectangular votive tablet; name incised on one side only; broken and mended. One corner chipped.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken), NE foundation deposit. 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .02 W. .01

Accession Number

20.614

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits