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Inscribed magic brick with gilding

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 8, Room B

Dimensions

8.9 x 5.4 x 2 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-204 (?)

Medium or Technique

Stone

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Provenance

From: Nuri, Pyramid 8. 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January, 1917; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition