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Gold cylinders

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani (?)
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59, Room A

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 1.0 x 1.0 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-283

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Two reel-shaped gold cylinders closed with circular plates stops, which are peirced by small holes.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition