User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Amulet of a cat ?

Faded blue glazed faience. Figure sitting profile, face front. Stringing hole back of head. Workman B.


From Meroe, Tomb W 308. January 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, Meroitic Period,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets