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Quartz crystal (?); inscribed on one side with name of Aspalta; edges slightly chipped; from a foundation deposit.


From N. W. corner deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 570 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Overall: 1.2 x 2.4 x 0.1 cm (1/2 x 15/16)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal (?)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits