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Cylinder sheath

Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka (Amtalqa)
568–555 B.C.

Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid IX, Room A

Accession Number


Not On View


The Ancient World


Function unknown

Five fragments only; gold plated silver, or electrum. Three fragments have incised decoration, one of these is a fragment of hieroglyphic inscription.


From Nubia, Nuri. Tomb of Aramatelka (Amtalqa). 1917: 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.

Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Amtalqa (Pyramid 9 at Nuri), January 1917.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition