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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)


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown