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Fragment of obsidian

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII

Accession Number

16-4-58

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archaeological materials

Obsidian fragment with ripple marks, found underneath a bronze basin (16-4-57).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII. 1916: 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