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Amulet of a heart

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Gold heart amulet.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 418. Febraury 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 185–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.3 x 1.6 cm (7/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.362

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets