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Menat amulet

Faience; light-blue glaze; incised details on one side only; hole through projection at bottom.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa), stairs. 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. (Accession date March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani or Aspelta, 623–568 B.C

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.958

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets