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Cylinder sheath of Amani-natake-lebte

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Especially carefully chased relief, as well as inlays (now lost) distinguish this sheath. A rosette appears on the bottom. The winged goddess stands on the lower cylinder between a ram-headed and a human-headed Amun . On the upper cylinder are ram's heads and a frieze of uraeus serpents. (Sudan...

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From Nuri: pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), Chamber B. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Height x diameter: 12 x 3.1 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilded silver, colored paste inclusions


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown