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Tool

One end pointed, other broken and flattened out.

Provenance

From Beg. West 469 February 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, Meroitic Period, 643–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

10.15 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-332

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment