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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.683

Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits