Gamepiece set and throwsticks

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Kerma, KXVIC

Dimensions

Overall (Largest Cone): 3.2 x 2 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.) Overall (Largest Cylinder): 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1432

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Eight fragments of conical gamepieces, six large fragments of cylindrical gamepieces, plus 6 smaller cylindrical fragments and nine fragments of throwing sticks, incised on the rounded side. Also many additional unidentifiable fragments. Some traces of white and red pigment. Very dark and decayed ivory. Found by Body H. See 15-3-281 and 14-1-601, 602 for similar sets.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KXVIC. 1914: 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