Sarcophagus of King Aspelta
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8
Overall: 205 x 170 x 310 cm, 14515.1 kg (80 11/16 x 66 15/16 x 122 1/16 in., 32000 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Granite coffin and lid of King Aspelta. On top of lid the lower parts of a hawk and jackal, the upper parts missing.
From Nuri, tomb of Aspelta (hawk figure from tomb of King Amtalqa). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds with the government of Sudan; 1923: received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition