Sheath for a staff

Nubian
Meroitic Period
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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.7 x 3.75 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Hollow cylinder, open at one end. In relief, two Nile gods and cartouches of a Meroitic king. Incised meroitic inscription. (Card)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition