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Silver gilt cylinder sheath (formerly 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, many pieces missing; bottom with engraved rosette and...

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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. .124 m. Diameter at bottom .031 m.

Accession Number

21.11738

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown