User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pottery cylinder

A pottery button? or game piece?

Provenance

From Semna, Deposit south of S537, Quarry debris. 1924: 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,

Object Place for Label

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x thickness: 1.0 x 0.9 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2073.2

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown