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Five playing stones, well polished. 2 green jasper, 1 cornelian or apate, 2 opaque stones.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

jasper: 2.3x2.0x1.7/ cornelian: 2.7x2.2x1.8 / opaque: 2.4x2.2x1.8

Accession Number

21.12080

Medium or Technique

Jasper, cornelian, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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