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Recreational piece - ball

Small ball (playing piece), roughly spherical (glazed), hard, fine-grained, opaque, white stone (alabaster?).

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid 81, 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, reign of unknown ruler, 487–463 B.C. (?)

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

diameter 1.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12045

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational