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Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W 609, No. 20

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 0.7 cm (1 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.781

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Rod with upper end carved, possibly head of jackal. Lower end pointed and in three pieces. See also 23.782.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., W 609, No. 20. March, 1923: 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