about 750–270 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 61, debris in stairs
Height x width: 1.5 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This gaming die is roughly cube-shaped. Shallow, indented dots, possibly once filled with black pigment, represent different numerals on the respective faces.
From Nuri, Pyramid 61, debris in stairs. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition