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Electrum cylinder sheath, originally mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinders; in two parts: top part with repoussé decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouches of Aspelta; fragmentary, many parts missing; bottom with rosette and floral pattern...

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Provenance

Findspot Information: From Nuri, Pyr. VIII.[Excav. date] April, 1916 / (10).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Total H. .128 m. Diameter at bottom .033 m.

Accession Number

21.11733

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown