Inscribed alabaster votive tablet

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

Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, NW corner of pyramid VIII, foundation deposit


Legacy dimension: Length: .026 W. .014 TH. .007

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Alabaster rectangular votive tablet. Inscribed on one side with the name of Aspelta; one corner slightly battered.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.

Findspot Information: From N. W. corner , foundation deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition