Cylinder sheath of Talakhamani

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Talakhamani
435–431 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: diameter approximately .034; height .118

Accession Number

21.342

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Cylinder sheath of gilded electrum. Two parts fastened together by plain goldband. Single beaded band at top. Otherwise plain. Crushed partly out of shape and base partially broken away.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 16 (Tomb of Talakhamani). 1916: 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