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Fragments of gold foil

a) rod (in three pieces, b) three fragments of smaller cylinder rod not fitting), and larger piece of a similar rod, c) iron knife--tang. Fragments of gold foil (PYR XIII Stairway N end).


Gebel Barkal; PYR XIIII; 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, 284 B.C.–A.D. 275


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold foil


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments