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Coloring matter

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of unknown ruler
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 125B

Dimensions

4.5 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-176

Medium or Technique

Blue coloring matter

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Eleven lumps of blue coloring matter, one broken ground (?) paste.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125, 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