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Amulet

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This heart-shaped amulet is convex on one side and flat on the other side. It is pierced at the top from side to side for stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma: 2 A. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4228

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets