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Coloring matter

Eleven lumps of blue coloring matter, one broken ground (?) paste.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125, 1922: 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 unknown ruler, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

4.5 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-176

Medium or Technique

Blue coloring matter

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products