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Weights (?)

Twenty pellets of irregular shape, made by rolling and folding thin, flat strips of lead. About half of them have a hole pierced through, near one end (one pellet has two holes near the same end).

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid S XXIV. 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, 369–340 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: range from 2.2 to 4.4

Accession Number

21.11966

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment