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Lead ore

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 134

Dimensions

6.5 x 6.5 x 4.8 cm (2 9/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12215

Medium or Technique

Lead ore

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Large and irregular, found with smaller chunk of the same [broken off?].

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 134. 1921: 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