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Many fragments

Small strips with incised circles, 7 tear drop shapd pieces

Provenance

From Beg. West 453, thieves debris. March 1923: 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, 519–270 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (Largest): 1.1 x 3 x 3.1 cm (7/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-301

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments