Cylinder sheath of Senkamanisken

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Total H. .122 m. Diameter at bottom .034 m.

Accession Number

21.11742

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Silver cylinder sheath with small traces of gilding (now mounted on modern silver cylinders) in two parts: top part with repoussé and engraved decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouche of Senkamaniskeñ; fragmentary, many parts missing. Bottom with engraved rosette reserved. See also 21.11744.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 1917: 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