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Gamepiece set and throwsticks

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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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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

14.1432

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational