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Fragment of diorite cylinder

Nubian
Napatan Period
750–250 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Grave 503

Dimensions

H x W Th. 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm (1 1/4 x 1 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-315

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Fragment of mottled black and white diorite cylinder. Archer’s thumb ring?

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Grave 503. 1916; 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