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Ornamental band from a mummy

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View


The Ancient World


Mummy trappings

Sheet silver, covered with leaf gold outside; incised inscription with two cartouches of King Amtalqa; also part of further inscription; perforated along both edges with small holes; broken and incomplete in two fragments one of which includes portion of clasp.


From Nuri, pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition