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Game piece pegs

Fragments of six tapering sticks terminating in animal heads. Three horses, three dogs or jackals. None complete. Badly decayed. (See also 24.1036a-i and 19-3-1553)

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Ku. 72. March, 1919: 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, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.1037a-f

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational