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Silver gilt cylinder sheath (formerly probably mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinders) in two parts: top part with repoussé and engraved decorations, lower part with engraved decorations including cartouches of Aspelta; fragmentary and incomplete. Bottom with rosette...

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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.

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Legacy dimension: Total H. .084 m. Diameter at bottom .028 m.

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Medium or Technique

Gilded silver


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown