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Amulet of multiple uraeus cobras

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Faience. Blue glaze. Uraei in group facing the front, left and right. Ring at top.

Provenance

From Meroe: Pyr. N. XVII B [Excav. date] March, 1921. 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1076

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets