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Gold fragments

Pillbox full of gold foil and sand

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1916: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 3.2 cm (1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16773

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments