Recreational playing stones

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


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

Dimensions

jasper: 2.3x2.0x1.7/ cornelian: 2.7x2.2x1.8 / opaque: 2.4x2.2x1.8

Accession Number

21.12080

Medium or Technique

Jasper, cornelian, stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Five playing stones, well polished. 2 green jasper, 1 cornelian or apate, 2 opaque stones.

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