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Glass fragment of a figure

One fragment of blue patinated opaque red glass; in the shape of a human arm.

Provenance

From Nubia, Gebel Barkal, 704. 1916 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length: 3.1 x 3.3 cm (1 1/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-219

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown