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Fragments of an inscribed stone vessel

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXVIII, stairs in front of door-block

Dimensions

Overall: 1cm (3/8in.) Length x width (inscribed fragment): 12.4 x 5.3 cm (4 7/8 x 2 1/16 in.) Length x width (uninscribed fragment): 9.7 x 5.1 cm (3 13/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-420

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two fragments of a travertine vessel. One is inscribed with vertical columns of hieroglyphs, including a cartouche.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXVIII (Akheqa), stairs in front of door-block. 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