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Playing piece with animal head

Faience. Faded glaze. Conical gamepiece form surmounted by animal head wth transverse hole through it.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 609, No. 16. March 9, 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, Napatan Period, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Accession Number

23.818

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational