Fragments of gaming throw sticks
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K2100
Height x width x depth: 5.5 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (2 3/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)
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This is a group of more than thirty ivory fragments, each fragment a strip with one flat (under)side and one rounded (upper) side (i.e. semi-circular in section). The routed sides have been decorated with incised, black-filled lines. They were probably throwsticks for gaming.
For associated pieces see 14-1-602, and for a similar set see 15-3-281.
From Kerma, tomb K2100. January 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition