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Fragment of lead ore

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A decayed fragment of lead ore from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 49 (Queen unknown), 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 Nasakhma (?), 468–463 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

18-2-449

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits