Beryl votive tablet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, NW corner of pyramid VIII, foundation deposit

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .021 W. .012 TH. .006

Accession Number

20.685

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Green amazonite votive tablet; inscribed on one side with name of Aspalta; two corners chipped.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: 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.

Findspot Information: From N. W. corner, foundation deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition