Playing piece

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 166

Dimensions

Diameter 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12171

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

About half of a playing piece, marble shaped, dark gray body paste, faded and worn greenish glaze

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 166. 1921: 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