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Playing piece

Playing piece, bean-shaped. Marked on top with two small concentric circles. Surface orange to red.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., Southern Hilltop, under black rock, surface debris: 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, Napatan period to Meroitic Period, 750 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.1 x 1.6 x 2.0 cm (7/16 x 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12183.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment