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Finger cap

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Finger-cap. Gold; outline of finger-nail impressed.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Saka-aye). 1920: 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 Nasakhma, 468–463 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.349

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings