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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.


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.


Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets