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Fragment of silver with gold foil

A piece of silver covered on one side in closely-adhering gold foil.

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 55, from original filling in front of the door-block. 1918; excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 5.0 x 3.2 x 0.05 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16945

Medium or Technique

Silver and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments