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Sandalwood fragment

Nubian
Napatan Period
297–284 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, PYR XV

Dimensions

2.1 x 1.85 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-439

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small fragment sandalwood, dark brown, irregular vertical blue veining, part of a cylindrical band, molded. Perfume given off when burned.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR XV; 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