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Inscribed plaque

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Circular plaque with red pigment adhering to it; incised designs on both sides.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 35 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x thickness: 8.2 x 1.9 cm (3 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-184

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays