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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Beg., Meroë, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.1821

Medium or Technique

Ivory, bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones