Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 24, SW foundation deposit
Height x diameter: 7.3 x 4.9 cm (2 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
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This cylindrical faience beaker, made of pale blue glazed faience, served as a foundation offering in the pyramid of king Aspelta. It is inscribed with the king’s name.
From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa), SW foundation deposit. 1918: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition