Bronze object

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18A

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 5.4 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm (2 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12412

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Possibly part of a pair of tweezers; a piece of flat bronze bent in a curve; remains of two nails in each tip, which seem to have attached the bronze to iron.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18A. 1921: 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