Inscribed red jasper tablet

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 1.4 x 0.6cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

20.687

Medium or Technique

Red jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Red jasper tablet; inscribed on one side with the cartouche of Aspelta; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII (Aspelta), northwest 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