Cylinder sheath of Aspelta
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia
Legacy dimension: H. a) .087 b) .036
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gold cylinder sheath, crushed. a) Lower part with winged figure of Isis between two seated deities; inscriptions including cartouches of Aspelta. b) Upper part fitting (a). Lower register ram’s heads and sun discs, upper register uraeae. c) Part of rosette from base. d-e) Two small fragments.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition