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Block of tuff

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII, room B

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 8.9 x 5.4 x 2 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-204

Medium or Technique

Tuff

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Undecorated, rectangular block of volcanic tuff.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII (Aspelta), room B. 1918: 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