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Playing pieces

Nubian
Napatan Period
664–643 B.C.


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

Dimensions

9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12178

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Playing pieces, 3 circular “button” shaped pieces, flat on one side, convex on the other side; surfaces much weathered; 3 sticks all broken; 2 sticks broken, cackal’s head on top.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 110. 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