Recreational game pieces

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
664–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. South, Pyramid 86

Accession Number

21.12079.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

a) Game pieces: body paste gray in some, red in others. The latter now yellow outside. Marble shaped (roughly spherical) nineteen complete plus fragments of three others. Four have red body paste, one with pale green body paste.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid 86, 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