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Amulet fragment

4 fragments of amulets, red body paste, brownish surface. Part of ram's head, white paste, green glaze, two other fragments, white body paste, green glaze. Also one small fragment of a shawabty, light green body paste, green glaze traces of inscription in black, from thick hand modeled type.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 175. 1921: 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, 690–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.0 x 1.3 x .8 cm (13/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12207

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets