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Nail

Two joining fragments of a nail.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 2 (tomb of Amaniastabarqa), entrance. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16830

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Woodworking & Stoneworking