Staff fragment

Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, AI6


Height x diameter x thickness: 3.8 x 5 x 0.1 cm (1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, gold

Not On View


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

Two fragments of a hollow, cylindrical bronze object with cement and gold foil adhering to the inside; possibly the base of a staff.


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 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.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition