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a) Game pieces: body paste gray in some, red in others. The latter now yellow outside. Marble shaped (roughly spherical) nineteen complete plus fragments of three others. Four have red body paste, one with pale green body paste.


From Beg. South, Pyramid 86, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 664–643 B.C.


Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


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