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Grinding palette

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Amtalqa
568–553 B.C.


Findspot: Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 24.7 x 13.4 x 6.7 cm (9 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-4-175

Medium or Technique

Hematite conglomerate stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits

A large grinding palette with one flat top surface. The stone has a reddish color on the underside.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid IX F.D. "NW" corner. 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-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