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Spinning weight, black ware, straw marked.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Tomb B 551, I,3. 1920; 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, 750–250 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, black ware


The Ancient World


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