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Cylinder sheath

Five fragments only; gold plated silver, or electrum. Three fragments have incised decoration, one of these is a fragment of hieroglyphic inscription.


From Nubia, Nuri. Tomb of Aramatelka (Amtalqa). 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. Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Amtalqa (Pyramid 9 at Nuri), January 1917.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Reign of Aramatelka (Amtalqa), 568–555 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown