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Cylinder sheath of Aspelta

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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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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 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.

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. .114 m. Diameter at bottom .032 m.

Accession Number

21.11739

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown