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Game-piece

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W609, no. 20

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 6.7 x 1.4 cm (9/16 x 2 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.782

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Rod with upper end carved, possibly head of jackal. Very crude. 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