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Ball of pigment

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This ball of red pigment is flattened on one side.

Provenance

From Kubban. (ASN 110/253). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian,

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 2 cm (1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

110/253

Medium or Technique

Pigment

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products