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Bolt or nail

3 fragmments, complete, rust in lines like wood grain

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR II; 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period; reign of Akinidad, 84–69 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.7 x 1.5 cm

Accession Number

16-2-158

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment