Sarcophagus of King Aspelta

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8

Dimensions

Overall: 205 x 170 x 310 cm, 14515.1 kg (80 11/16 x 66 15/16 x 122 1/16 in., 32000 lb.)

Accession Number

23.729

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Granite coffin and lid of King Aspelta. On top of lid the lower parts of a hawk and jackal, the upper parts missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, tomb of Aspelta (hawk figure from tomb of King Amtalqa). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds with the government of Sudan; 1923: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition