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Cylinder sheath of Aspelta

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta


Object Place: Sudan

Accession Number

21.11736b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Fragments of one silver gilt cylinder sheath in two parts, with repoussé and engraved decorations including cartouches of Aspelta; probably mounted on silver. Rosette from bottom preserved. 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