Beryl tablet (?)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXVIII, northeast foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 0.6cm (3/8 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1231

Medium or Technique

Amazonite (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

A small rectangular tablet; unmarked; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), northeast foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition