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Three rectangular blocks of alabaster, used as weights.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 53 B, debris. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

19.2678

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures