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Amulet of a uraeus cobra

Uraeus. Electrum; on rectangular base; facing to left; incised details on one side only.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 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 (accessioned 1920). (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.390

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets