Inscribed blue faience tablets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 632–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXIV, northwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 2.6cm (1 15/16 x 1in.)

Accession Number

20.617

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Blue faience tablets; inscribed on one side only; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXIV (Nasalsa), northwest foundation deposit. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition