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Fragments of ivory

Includes fragments of inlays, curved strips, etc. 26 rectangular fragments 23 triangles and fragments 1 long triangular inlay 1 diamond shaped inlay 1 lobe shaped inlay with incised pattern 1 rosette, pierced through center w/ round hole Many shapeless fragments as well


From Beg. South, Pyramid S 53. 1921: 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, Napatan Period, 463–431 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects