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Mortar

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 17.2 x 16 cm (6 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-518

Medium or Technique

Conglomorate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Mortar shaped grinding stone of rough gray conglomorate, slightly hollow on top.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII, northeast foundation deposit. 1917: 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