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Cylindrical amulet case

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Designed to hold an amulet, this gold cylinder is fitted with a cover at one end, and a suspension loop at each end.

Provenance

From Meroe: tomb W 771. 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 unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 3.2 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.334

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants