Staff Cap

Nubian
Napatan Period


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter .021 H. .011

Accession Number

20.712

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Round and made of silver. Tack driven through center of top, likely to secure it to a wooden core or shaft of a staff.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 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