Inscribed stone vessel of Aspelta

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Aspelta
598–563 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Aspelta, Pyramid VIII

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .095

Accession Number

20.1067

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid alabaster vessel; thin neck, rolled everted rim, pointed base, inscribed:- Two Nile Gods tying the heraldic arms of Upper and Lower Egypt, on which rest the two names of Aspalta in feathered cartouches. Remains of gold leaf (cover ) on neck.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition