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Lead ore

Fragment of lead ore.


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, 203–186 B.C.

Object Place

Meroë, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lead ore


The Ancient World


Raw materials and by-products