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Human bone

Fragment of a human bone (right femoral head and neck. Head measures 48mm in diameter (male)).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XV (Nastasen), room A. 1917: 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, reign of Nastasen, 335–315 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-1922

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains