Spherical stone objects

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Mortuary Chapel (Grave 501)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-145

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Twelve stone spheres, dull red with white striations.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri, Mortuary chapel (Grave 501). 1917: 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