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Menat amulet

Faience; yellow glaze, decayed and worn. Decorated on one side only; suspension ring broken and missing; complete in two fragments.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 18 (tomb of king Analmaaye). 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 Annalmaaye, 542–538 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1104a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets