Votive cartouche

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, SW corner of pyramid IX, tomb of Aramatelka

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 6.7 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.412

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

These (one large and three very small) fragments represent approximately half of a blue-glazed faience votive cartouche. On the large fragment the surviving hieroglyphic signs within the cartouche record part of the name of Napatan King Aramatelka (Hr-mAa-ti [l-q]).

Provenance

From Nuri, under the S.W. corner of Pyramid 9 (Tomb of King Aramatelka). 1916-1917: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: June 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition