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Playing pieces

Playing pieces, 3 circular "button" shaped pieces, flat on one side, convex on the other side; surfaces much weathered; 3 sticks all broken; 2 sticks broken, cackal's head on top.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 110. 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, 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12178

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational