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Amulet bead

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Rectangular amulet with 3 holes. Incised on face is a cow among plantings, reverse side has heiroglyphic inscription. Good condition with orginal string.

Provenance

From Meroe. 1923: "purchased locally", according to tag on object.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic,

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 2 x 2.9 cm (1/4 x 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-866

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets