Faience double cartouche of Aspelta

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 7.3 x 4.5 x 0.07 cm (2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.680

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Blue faience double cartouche inscribed with two names of King Aspelta, each surmounted by the double feathers of Ma’at and a sundisk, and each standing on an “nb” sign. Broken but repaired; complete.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII, northwest foundation deposit. 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