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Rosette buttons

Electrum-plated silver buttons with small ring shanks on the inside. Rosette pattern in relief. 30 plus electrum plated silver buttons with ring shank soldered to underside. Pattern stamped in relief. (Two additional fragments found.)


From the Tomb of Baskanabran (Pyramid 17 at Nuri), March 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 Baskakeren, 405–404 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver/ Gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment