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Inscribed red jasper tablet

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Red jasper tablet; inscribed on one side with the cartouche of Aspelta; from a foundation deposit.


From Nuri, pyramid VIII (Aspelta), northwest foundation deposit. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.7 x 1.4 x 0.6cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red jasper


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits