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Amulet

Cylinder: 3 green body paste; disc: 3 green body paste, 9 ostrich egg shells (1 possibly stone) ring: 8 shell, 4 faience, green.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 155. 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, 712–690 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.12197

Medium or Technique

Faience/ostrich egg shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets