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Menat amulet

Faience; blue-green glaze, mostly gone; ring on bottom broken off.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.962

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets