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String of amulets of Mut

Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. This necklace is made up of eighty six (86) tiny blue-glazed faience beads in the form of the goddess as a standing female human with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 761, body. 1923: 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, Merotic Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23.854

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets