Sheath for a staff
about 110–90 B.C.
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal, B 500, room B 502, S doorway in line with face
Height x diameter: 4.7 x 3.75 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hollow cylinder, open at one end. In relief, two Nile gods and cartouches of a Meroitic king. Incised meroitic inscription. (Card)
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple B 500, room B 502, S doorway in line with face of B 502: 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