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Spinning weight, crude balck ware. Incised decoration filed with red color

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 501. 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 to Meroitic Period,

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

LxW 3.9 x 1.9 cm (1 9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2363

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, black ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment