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Sheath for a staff

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Gold sheath from the tip of a wand or scepter. On top cloisonné rosette with white enamel. Round cylinder a row of disc crowned uraei between borders of rope pattern. (Card)

Provenance

From Meroe, North Cemetery, Beg. N 21. January, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanirenas, 40–10 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.42 x 1.4 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.498

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown