Fine-grained rubbing stone

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXVIII, room A

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 7.0 x 5.2 x 1.25 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-14

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

A purplish-red rubbing stone with an oval hollow.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), room A. 1917: 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