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Cylinder sheath of Aspelta

Nubian
Napatan Period


Object Place: Sudan

Accession Number

21.11741

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

About 11 fragments of the top part of a silver gilt cylinder sheath with repoussé and engraved decoration. See also 21.11744.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition