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Amulet of a uraeus cobra

Buff colored Uraeus pendant, with sun disk, hole for suspension at the back.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 288. February 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–246

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 1 x 0.5cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 3/16in.)

Accession Number

23-2-40

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets