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Fragments of ivory

3 fragments of ivory (2 fitting) of a cylinder object

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. S) pyramid 5. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanisio, 260–250 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

3 x 2 x .3 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20-4-3

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments