Inscribed gold plaque

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
650 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Tomb of Queen Malenra, Pyramid 22

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.4 x 6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.261

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

This rectangular gold plaque would have been included as part of the trappings of a royal mummy. It was likely attached or included within mummy wrappings as a protective measure, as a wedjat eye (a symbol of protection), is incribed on one side.

Provenance

From Nuri, Tomb of Queen Malenra (Pyramid 22). 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