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Amulet

One amulet, squatting ape, sun disc on head and pierced hole through sun disc

Provenance

From Beg. West 609, March 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 Period, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height:2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-51

Medium or Technique

Frit

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets