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Grinding stone

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII, northeast foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 7.8 x 21 cm (2 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-519

Medium or Technique

Conglomorate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Small stone for grinding. It is not quite flat. Similar to 17-4-517.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII, northeast foundation deposit. 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