Sheath for a Staff
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanirenas
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Beg N XVI
Height x diameter: 1.42 x 1.4 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gold sheath from the tip of a scepter or staff. On top, cloisonné rosette with white enamel. Around the cylinder, a row of disc crowned uraei between borders of rope pattern.
From Meroe, North Cemetery, Beg. N 21. January, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition