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Amulet of Maat

The goddess Maat personified justice, truth and proper world order. This amulet of faded green faience portrays her as a standing woman with a single feather (the hieroglyph for her name) on her head. There is a ring on the back of the feather for suspension.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 787. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken, 712–623 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.841

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets