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Inscribed lead tablet

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Inscribed on one side with name of Amtalqa; from a foundation deposit.


Found under the S.W. corner of Pyramid IX at Nuri, the 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


Overall: 1.4 x 3.2 cm (9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits