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Amulet of a hippopotamus

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Gold hippo amulet, suspension ring on back.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 643. [Excav. date] March 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,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 1 x 1.2 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.) Beg. W. 643

Accession Number

23.380

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets