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Twelve stone spheres, dull red with white striations.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri, Mortuary chapel (Grave 501). 1917: 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-145

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown