User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Ornamental band from a mummy

Sheet silver, covered with leaf gold outside; incised inscription with two cartouches of King Amtalqa; also part of further inscription; perforated along both edges with small holes; broken and incomplete in two fragments one of which includes portion of clasp.


From Nuri, pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka). 1917: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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings