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Turned ivory box legs

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W179

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 3 x 0.7 cm (1/4 x 1 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-571

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Four turned pieces of ivory, probably legs of a box. They are all sprung (broken) and one is incomplete. the bottoms are flat thin disks of ivory which are set in, now unattached.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., W179. 1922: 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