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Bone or ivory implement

Rod tapering to a point.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXIX (Maletasen), stairs. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 0.4--1 x 10.5 cm (3/16--3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-12-112

Medium or Technique

Bone or ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown