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Fragments of game pieces

Two oblong square die with incised dots and circles in fragments.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., W193, theives debris, January 1923: 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 to Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall (die 1): 1.5 x 1.7 x 2 cm (9/16 x 11/16 x 13/16 in.) Overall (die 2): 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 11/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-20a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational