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Fragment of red paste or pigment

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Fragment of red paste or pigment from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XLVI, northwest foundation deposit. 1918: 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, about 750–270 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

18-2-574

Medium or Technique

Red paste or pigment

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits