Gamepiece set and throwsticks
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXVIC
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
From Nubia, Kerma, KXVIC. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition