Box, in six pieces
Late Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 300
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog
a: 24.5 cm; b: 16.0 cm; c: 14.3 cm; d: 16.2 cm; e: 15.9 cm; f: 19.8 cm x 9.5 cm
Medium or Technique
Ivory and Ebony
Not On View
Ebony box inlaid with ivory circles in intricate design.
From Karanog. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange