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Inlays

14 small diamond shaped ivory inlay pieces (5 broken) .

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 152, 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, Meroitic Period, 250 B.C.–170 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.8 x 0.38 x 0.22 cm (5/16 x 1/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-543k

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments