Cartouche

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5cm (2 3/16in.)

Accession Number

20.2010

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Blue faience cartouche with incised hieroglyphs on one side; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVI (Amanitakaye), northwest foundation deposit. 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