Crescent-shaped tablet

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 2cm (13/16in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1203

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Crescent-shaped tablet with parallel grooves.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVII (Madiken), northwest foundation deposit. 1917: 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