Lid of jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta)

Dimensions

Length (of chain) x diameter: 21 x 8.5 cm (8 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.334

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cover of jar. Gold, with a gold chain attached to the cover by a rivet through the top. Loop on end of chain.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition