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Bar, possibly chair component

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Possible cross-bar from back of a chair. Heavy rectangular bar with a square peg on the short ends for joining, one inner surface has depression from wear. Very similar pieces found elsewhere: see objects 20.1524, 20.1525. Most likely the chair was broken and dispersed over the site.


From Nubia, Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early–Classic Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 14 x 4.1 x 0.7 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World