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Amulet with the cartouch of king Nasakhma

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 19 (tomb of Nasakhma. 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 Nasakhma, 468–463 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 2.7 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.356

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets