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Amulet

Amulet, glazed steatite. Two male figures squatting back to back.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West 27. 1922: 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, Meroitic Period, 90–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.9 x 7cm (1/2 x 5/16 x 2 3/4in.)

Accession Number

22-2-460j

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets