Inscribed green beryl tablet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka (Amtalqa)
568–555 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, SW corner of Pyramid IX , Tomb of Amtalqa

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 2.9 cm (1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.420

Medium or Technique

Green amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Green amazonite; inscribed on one side with name of Amtalqa; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

Found under the S.W. corner of Pyramid 9 at Nuri, Tomb of Aramatelka (Amtalqa). 1917: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition