Napatan period to Meroitic Period
750 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Begarawiyah, Southern Hilltop
1.1 x 1.6 x 2.0 cm (7/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Playing piece, bean-shaped. Marked on top with two small concentric circles. Surface orange to red.
From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., Southern Hilltop, under black rock, surface debris: 1921; excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition