Staff Sheaths

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.1 x 2.1 cm (7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16882

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Nine silver, cylindrical objects, each with a spike on the inside. These objects were likely the bases for wooden staves that are now lost.

Provenance

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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition