Gold model of a flail

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 13

Dimensions

Length of handle: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.329

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Gold; lash originally inlaid in colors, traces of which still remain.

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