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Lead ore

Large and irregular, found with smaller chunk of the same [broken off?].

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 134. 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, reign of unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

6.5 x 6.5 x 4.8 cm (2 9/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12215

Medium or Technique

Lead ore

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products