Model rope(?)

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, NW corner of pyramid VIII, foundation deposit

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .029 D. .009

Accession Number

20.692

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Quartz short cylinder with spiral incisions. Intended to be a model rope.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.

Findspot Information: From N. W. corner deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta: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