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Amagon stone. Bored through upper part. Apparently a natural peice, dressed by rubbing, possibly intended for a hawk or ape form.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 859). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 664–542 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

3.2 x 2.21 x 11 cm (1 1/4 x 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-682

Medium or Technique

Amagon stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets