Cylinder sheath of Aspelta
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Object Place: Sudan
Legacy dimension: Total H. .124 m. Diameter at bottom .031 m.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Silver gilt cylinder sheath (formerly mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinders) in two parts: top part with repoussé and engraved decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouches of Aspelta; fragmentary, many pieces missing; bottom with engraved rosette and floral pattern preserved. See also 21.11744.
From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (Tomb of Aspelta),Chamber A. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition