Beryl votive tablet

Nubian
Napatan Period
probably Siaspiqa 487–468 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXIX, northwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length x width: 2.2 x 1.3 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1283

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Rectangular amazonite votive tablet, uninscribed and undecorated.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXIX (Pi'ankhqewqa), northwest 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