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Box, in six pieces

Ebony box inlaid with ivory circles in intricate design.


From Aniba. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

Nubian, Late Meroitic Period, 100 B.C.–A.D. 300


Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory and Ebony


The Ancient World