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Fragment of a plaque

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid I, thieves debris

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.4 x 1.5 x 2.4 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-4-517a

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Lapis fragment, possibly from a plaque, with incised decoration (possibly depicting an animal striding).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), thieves debris in a hole at the end of a stairway. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition