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Amulet

Amulet gilted silver disc and crescent, suspension ring on back.

Provenance

From Beg. West 779,1923: 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, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-500

Medium or Technique

Silver Gilt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets