Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Tomb of Queen Amani-Nataki-Lebte, Pyramid 10
Length x width: 8.9 x 2.7 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
As its name suggests, this gold finger guard for a mummy would have been placed on the appropraite finger of the deceased in the process of preparing them for burial. An impressed finger-nail outline contributes an element of realism.
From Nuri, pyramid 10 (tomb of Amaninatakelebte). 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.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition