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Menat amulet

Faience, traces of yellow-green glaze, decorated on one side only. Rosette and suspension ring broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 17 (tomb of Basakheren). 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 Basakheren, 405–404 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1097

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets