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Cylindrical bronze wire with slightly thickened ends, a decayed cap of bronze adheres to one end.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb S 134. Feb. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.952

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment