Cylinder sheath

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Total H. .128 m. Diameter at bottom .033 m.

Accession Number

21.11733

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Electrum cylinder sheath, originally mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinders; in two parts: top part with repoussé decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouches of Aspelta; fragmentary, many parts missing; bottom with rosette and floral pattern preserved. See also 21.11744.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (Tomb of Aspelta). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition