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Beryl tablet (?)

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A small rectangular tablet; unmarked; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), northeast foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of 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)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 0.6cm (3/8 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1231

Medium or Technique

Amazonite (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits