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Lead(?) tablet

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One tablet; also a box containing a few bits of crumbed silver; from a foundation deposit.


From Begrawiya West 477. March, 1923: 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, 593–510 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Begrawiya West, Meroe, Nubia


Overall: 2.3 x 1.6 x 0.8cm (7/8 x 5/8 x 5/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lead (?)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits