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Menat amulet

Faience; pale blue glaze, decorated on one side only, suspension ring at top partially broken away.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa). 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1101

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets