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Model rope(?)

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Quartz short cylinder with spiral incisions. Intended to be a model rope.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: From N. W. corner deposit of Pyramid VIII at Nuri, the tomb of Aspelta: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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: Length: .029 D. .009

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits