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Fragments of menat amulets

The menat, or counterweight to a broad collar, was sacred to the goddess Hathor. It was a popular protective amulet,and large numbers were founf in the Nubian royal tombs. Most examples, like these fragments, were made of bluish-green faience.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), room A. 1917: 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 Anlamani, 623–593 B.C

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

17-1-759

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets