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Playing piece

Nubian
Napatan period to Meroitic Period
750 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Begarawiyah, Southern Hilltop

Dimensions

1.1 x 1.6 x 2.0 cm (7/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12183.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Playing piece, bean-shaped. Marked on top with two small concentric circles. Surface orange to red.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., Southern Hilltop, under black rock, surface debris: 1921; excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition