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Block of pigment or paste

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Cylindrical block of blue paste or pigment.


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)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paste or pigment


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits