Tweezers

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8

Dimensions

Length: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.342

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Gold tweezers with incised decoration on handle; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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