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Amulet of Shu

Gold. Sheet metal figure of kneeling man supporting disc with both hands. Details incised. Suspension ring at back.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 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

24.813

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets