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Gold model of a flail

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Gold; lash originally inlaid in colors, traces of which still remain.

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 of handle: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.329

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects