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Game pieces

3 convex game buttons - 2 broken, jackel headed fragment playing piece.a., b., c., circular game pieces. fragment jackel headed stick piece

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 110. 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

25 x 21 x 6 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12064

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational