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Chips of chalcedony

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid XVIII

Dimensions

2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-54

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Sixty-five small chips broken from a core as if the preparation for making arrow points or something similar.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid XVIII, February 1922: 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