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Game pieces

convex, round, incised design, broken convex, round design trace, many fragments of ivory. a. button piece, b. broken button piece, c. fragment stick playing piece

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 109. 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, 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.12072

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational