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Tablet from a foundation deposit

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9, southwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length x width: 3.3 x 1.5 cm (1 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.418

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Red jasper tablet inscribed on one side with the cartouche of Amtalqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9, southwest foundation deposit. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition