Cylinder sheath of Aspelta

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. a) .087 b) .036

Accession Number

21.341a-e

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Gold cylinder sheath, crushed. a) Lower part with winged figure of Isis between two seated deities; inscriptions including cartouches of Aspelta. b) Upper part fitting (a). Lower register ram’s heads and sun discs, upper register uraeae. c) Part of rosette from base. d-e) Two small fragments.

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