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Round balls

Ten round rough natural hematite balls. One small green faience ball. One green faience corrugated ball. None of the balls are peirced.


From Nubia, Kerma, 1805/54. 1914: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hematite, faience


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown