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Lapis votive tablet

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Rectangular lapis votive tablet, uninscribed and undecorated.


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)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width: 2.3 x 1.1 cm (7/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis Lazuli


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits