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Game pieces

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 146

Dimensions

3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-335

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Baked clay playing pieces; fifteen red, and seventeen black

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 146, 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