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Finger case from a mummy. Electrum; outline of finger nail impressed; bent. Found in Pyramid LVI at Nuri, February 1918.


From Nuri, pyramid 56 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nastasen, 335–315 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Length: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings