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Eight fragments of conical gamepieces, six large fragments of cylindrical gamepieces, plus 6 smaller cylindrical fragments and nine fragments of throwing sticks, incised on the rounded side. Also many additional unidentifiable fragments. Some traces of white and red pigment. Very dark and...

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From Nubia, Kerma, KXVIC. 1914: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia


Overall (Largest Cone): 3.2 x 2 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.) Overall (Largest Cylinder): 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational