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Menat amulet

Menat of light blue faience; decorated on one side only; small hole through projection at bottom in which are heads and remains of a string; broken and mended; small chip missing. Crude.


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.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets