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Amulet

One sacred eye of red jasper, pierced.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 57 (Queen Pi'ankh-her), Room A. 1918: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-1-422

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets