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Menat amulet

Faience; light blue-green glaze; decorated on one side only; hole through projection at bottom in which are small round beads; projection broken off but restored.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1046

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets