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Block of paste or pigment

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Circular piece of red paste or pigment.

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 50 (A Queen), northwest foundation deposit. 1918; 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 Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-1-10

Medium or Technique

Paste or pigment

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits