Finger case from mummy

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef
404–396 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 13

Dimensions

Length: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.323

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Gold, outline of finger nail impressed. Bones of finger still remaining in case.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef). 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.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition