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Finger case

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Finger case from mummy. Gold; impressed over finger nail. Fragments of finger bones inside.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 27 (tomb of Queen Madiken). 1918: 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 (accessioned 1920).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Length: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.376

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings