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Nails, strap metal, sheet metal

Group of bronze and iron objects stuck together. Includes bronze nails, twisted strap metal, at least two slightly tapered heavy bars, and a disc of sheet metal. One or two fragments of iron and 2 barrel beads of hollow sheet.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501, IX A-5. 1920: 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



Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: heavy bars, 1.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm (1/2 x 1 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

bronze, iron


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments