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Silver gilt cylinder sheath (originally probably mounted on silver, now mounted on modern silver cylinders) in two parts, both of which have repoussé and engraved decorations including cartouches of Queen Madikeñ; fragmentary and incomplete; half of bottom (decorated with engraved rosette)...

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Findspot Information: From Nuri, Pyr. XXVII.[Excav. date] March, 1918 / (10).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Makonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: Total H. .132 m. Diameter at bottom .033 m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown