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Amulet in the form of a serpent

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Gold plate, stamped out, faced to right; small ring in back.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 1918: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.351

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets