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Tweezers of King Aspelta

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Gold tweezers with incised decoration on handle; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Length: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.342

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical