Six votive tablets

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Talakhamani
435–431 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XVI, southwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length: 1.2--2.05 cm (1/2--13/16 in.) Width: 0.9--1.5 cm (3/8--9/16 in.) Thickness: 0.2--0.5 cm (1/16--3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2549

Medium or Technique

Metal and stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Six rectangular votive tablets, uninscribed and undecorated. One bronze, one silver, one electrum, one amazonite, one jasper and one alabaster.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XVI (Talakhamani), southwest foundation deposit. 1920: 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