Cylinder sheath of Senkamanisken

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


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Total H. .117 m. Diameter at bottom .033 m.

Accession Number

21.11743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Silver cylinder sheath with traces of gilding (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 one cartouche of Senkamaniskeñ; fragmentary, large portions missing. Bottom with engraved rosette preserved. 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