Fragment of lead ore

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma (?)
468–463 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 49, northwest foundation deposit

Accession Number

18-2-449

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

A decayed fragment of lead ore from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 49 (Queen unknown), northwest foundation deposit. 1918: 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