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Leather fragments

Two fragments of yellow leather, each sewn with thongs; one shows traces of organic matter and copper oxide.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18. 1921: 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, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width (larger fragment): 7.8 x 5.2 cm (3 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12416

Medium or Technique

Leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments