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Gold cylinder sheath, crushed. a) Lower part with winged figure of Isis between two seated deities; inscriptions including cartouches of Aspelta. b) Upper part fitting (a). Lower register ram's heads and sun discs, upper register uraeae. c) Part of rosette from base. d-e) Two small fragments.


Findspot Information: From Nuri, Pyramid VIII, Tomb of Aspelta,1916.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: H. a) .087 b) .036

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown