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Rectangular open-work amulet, [bead or pendant?] large rectangular holes at either end. Open work on all but the back side. Traces of bluish-green glaze; face (a) female deity seated facing right holding [?], scepter with background cut out; face (b) is solid with hieroglyphic design in relief.


From Meroe, S 125. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 698–664 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets