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Ornamental band from a mummy

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Fragments of electrum ribbon with holes at each edge for sewing to garment. Inscribed with two cartouches of Malewiyaman (N.XI). Now restored and mounted to a plexiglass board. NOTE: THIS OBJECT HAS THE WRONG ACCESSION NUMBER, 20.263, WRITTEN ON IT.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid XVI, Tomb of Talakhamani. 1917-18: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Talakhamani, 435–431 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: W. .065 & .050

Accession Number

21.346a-b

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings