Ornamental band from a mummy

Napatan Period, reign of Talakhamani
435–431 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 16, room A


Legacy dimension: W. .065 & .050

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View


The Ancient World


Mummy trappings

Fragments of electrum ribbon with holes at each edge for sewing to garment. Inscribed with two cartouches of Malewiyaman (N.XI). Now restored and mounted to a plexiglass board. NOTE: THIS OBJECT HAS THE WRONG ACCESSION NUMBER, 20.263, WRITTEN ON IT.


From Nuri, Pyramid XVI, Tomb of Talakhamani. 1917-18: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition