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Menat amulet

Menat. Faience; light green glaze; back plain; slightly chipped and weathered; ring on bottom broken off.


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets