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ID 78
ACCESSION NUMBER 21157
FIELD NUMBER 16-V-27/24/1
SUBJECT Rectangular decorated plaque with geometric motifs
DESCRIPTION This plaque is rectangular in shape and decorated with geometric motifs. The whole surface is engraved with parallel rows of small quadrangular boxes (3 rows on dorsal and ventral faces and two on the lateral oes). It was pierced lengthwise.
CHRONOLOGY Classic Kerma
CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE 1750-1550 BC
MATERIAL faience
MATERIAL (Note) faience
LENGTH (cm) 2.6
WIDTH (cm) 0.3
THICKNESS (cm) 0.2
DIAMETER (cm) 0.0
ORNAMENTS_DESCRIPTION Various beads: ring-beads and disc-beads realized in ostrich eggshells. They were found together with one faience rectangular decorated plaque
PRESERVATION STATE Complete
MUSEUM NMS KHARTOUM
SPECIFIC LOCATION Storerooms
LINK ON-LINE http://sudannationalmuseum.com/pages_e/northernsudan.html
Coordinates N 21°15′00″ E 30°45′00"
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION SAS UNESCO
DIRECTOR OF THE MISSION A. Mills, D. Nordström
YEAR OF EXCAVATION 1968
CREDIT LINE National Museum of Sudan
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Suggested Citation

Elena D’Itria. (2024) "Item 78 from Africa/Sudan/Melik en Nasir". In The Amulets of the Kerma Culture. Elena D’Itria (Ed). Released: In prep. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/1f58729e-8d26-4057-ab24-e4155d70ad5a> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2s75tg08

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