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Gold votive tablet

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Thin, rectangular sheet of gold. Votive offering from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XIV (Akhratan), northeast 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 Akhratan, 353–340 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width: 2.3 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-920

Medium or Technique

Gold Sheet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits