Weights

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 53 B, debris

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

19.2678

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Weights and measures

Three rectangular blocks of alabaster, used as weights.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 B (tomb of queen Tabiry), debris. 1919: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition