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Inscribed gold relief

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Inscribed gold casing: sheet gold with parts of two cartouches of Shabaka in repoussé relief.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 1919: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 19, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place

El-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: Length: .124

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements