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Amulet of a Nubian male nurse

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Pale green faience amulet of a male nurse depicted with child, pierced through both bunched plaits, suspension loop in back. Characteristic Nubian hairstyle of two bunched plaits. Suspension loop in back.


1930–40s: G. A. Michaelidies Collection, Alexandria, Egypt; 1970s, private collection, London; by 2005, with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 2005: given to the MFA by Royal Athena Galleries.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 712–643 B.C.


Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pale green faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets