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Gamepiece set and throwsticks

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Nine cylindrical gamepieces, ten conical gamepieces (traces of red paint), and five throwing sticks (one side flat and unmarked, the other rounded and marked with 'v's with black-filled incised lines; three complete, one broken and complete, one broken in antiquity.) See 14-1-601, 602 for...

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From Nubia, Kerma, K6002:1. 1915: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia


Overall (Gamepieces): 3 x 1.3 cm (1 3/16 x 1/2 in.) Overall (Throwsticks): 14.5 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm (5 11/16 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational