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Finger case from mummy

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Gold, outline of finger nail impressed. Bones of finger still remaining in case.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef). 1917: 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 Harsiyotef, 404–396 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.323

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings