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Knobs

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–320 A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. West, Pyramid 110

Dimensions

1.55 x 1.15 cm (5/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-551b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Two ivory knobs, lathe-turned, one perfect and one incomplete

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West), 110 1921: 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