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Amulet of Amen

This blue glazed faience amulet represents Amen, the god of Thebes who became Egypt's supreme deity and one of the most important deities of Napatan and Meroitic Nubia. He is shown as a ram-headed human male wearing a headdress made up of the solar disk and uraeus serpent. He holds a crook in...

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From El-Kurru, pyramid 54. 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


Nubia, Sudan

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets