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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, large portions missing. Bottom with engraved...

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Provenance

Findspot Information: From Nuri; Pyr. VIII., .[Excav. date] April 1916

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. .118 m. Diameter at bottom .031 m.

Accession Number

21.11740

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown