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Fragment of lead ore

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


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

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1184

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Found in a blue faience cup (17-4-1172).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVII (Madiken), southwest 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