Head of a cat (game piece?)

Nubian
Early Napatan Period
820–800 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 13

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.4 x 1.0 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11810

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Head of a game-peg in the form of a cat head, slightly flattened. Fashioned from a single sheet of composite gold and silver (electrum), once attached to a gaming stick of wood or ivory. once attached to a gaming stick of wood or ivory.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 13. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition