Cylinder sheath

Nubian
Napatan Period


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Total H. .127 m. Diameter at bottom .031 m.

Accession Number

21.11745

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Silver, formerly gilded, cylinder sheath (originally mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinder) in two parts: top part with repoussé and engraved decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouche of Queen Amanitakaye; fragmentary and almost complete; bottom missing. See also 21.11744.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 26. 1918: 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