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Fragments of a Staff Cap

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Baskakeren
405–404 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XVII, room A

Accession Number

17-3-5

Medium or Technique

Silver, gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Ten fragments of a gold-plated, silver object. Likely the cap or base of a staff.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XVII (Baskakeren), room A. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition