Two fragments of green color

Napatan Period, reign of Amanastabarqa
510–487 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 50, northwest foundation deposit

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paste or pigment

Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

Two small fragments of green pigment or paste; excavation notes report that there was originally one fragment of length 1.3 cm (1/2 in.); from a foundation deposit.


From Nuri, pyramid 50 (A Queen), northwest foundation deposit. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition