Inscribed lapis votive tablet

Napatan Period
Queen Nasalsa 643–623 B.C.

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


Legacy dimension: H. .016 W. .007

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Lapis-lazuli rectangular votive tablet. Inscribed on one side; hole through one end. Broken but complete.


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: Found under N. W. corner of Pyramid XXIV at Nuri, the tomb of Queen Nasalsa.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition