Lapis lazuli votive tablet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani
463–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XI, northeast foundation deposit

Dimensions

Length x width: 0.7 x 0.5 cm (1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-771

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Rectangular lapis votive tablet; uninscribed and undecorated.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XI (Malowiebamani), northeast foundation deposit. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition