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

17-4-146

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Thirty-six dull and varied spherical stones, more or less regular.

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