Cylindrical amulet case

Nubian
Napatan Period
750-270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg W. tomb 771

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 3.2 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.334

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Designed to hold an amulet, this electrum cylinder is fitted with a cover at one end, and a suspension loop at each end.

Provenance

From Meroe: tomb W 771. 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.
(Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition