Fragment of silver with gold foil

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 55, filling in front of door-block

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 5.0 x 3.2 x 0.05 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16945

Medium or Technique

Silver and gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

A piece of silver covered on one side in closely-adhering gold foil.

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 55, from original filling in front of the door-block. 1918; excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition