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Inscribed lapis votive tablet

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid IX, southwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length x width: 2.7 x 1.4 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.419

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Lapis lazuli tablet inscribed on one side with the cartouche of Amtalqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid IX, southwest foundation deposit. 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