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Faience cartouche

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Blue faience cartouche with an impressed design; from a foundation deposit. Some body cracks.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VII, southwest foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 6 x 4 x 1.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-488

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits