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Amulet of the nefer hieroglyph

Red jasper; hole through top.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 59 (tomb of Malakaye). 1918: 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Sudan

Accession Number

20.654

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets