Gamepiece set and throwsticks

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Kerma, K6002:1

Dimensions

Overall (Gamepieces): 3 x 1.3 cm (1 3/16 x 1/2 in.) Overall (Throwsticks): 14.5 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm (5 11/16 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-281

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Nine cylindrical gamepieces, ten conical gamepieces (traces of red paint), and five throwing sticks (one side flat and unmarked, the other rounded and marked with ‘v’s with black-filled incised lines; three complete, one broken and complete, one broken in antiquity.) See 14-1-601, 602 for similar set.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K6002:1. 1915: 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