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Set of fragmentary auloi

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Aerophone double reed fragments packed in boxes. Found in a damaged state, but include parts of at least 16 different pipes. Remains now extremely fragile.


From Meroe, Beg., N 6. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (Field nos. 21-3-350, 21-3-702).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Meroitic Period, reign of Amanishakheto, 10–1 B.C.


Beg., Meroë, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, bone


The Ancient World


Musical instruments, Aerophones