Fragment of pigment

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid VI, room B

Dimensions

Length: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1956

Medium or Technique

Mineral

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Fragment of smooth, flat, blue stone(?), possibly used as pigment.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 6. 1919: 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