Fragments of iron plates

Nubian
Meroitic Period
110 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 145

Dimensions

2.3 x 0.15 cm (7/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-537f

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Six small irregular fragments of thin flat iron plate. One with a short round-headed iron nail piercing it and held in place by oxide. Probably from the decoration of a box.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 145, 1921: 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