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Amulet of Mut

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Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. This pendant depicts the goddess wearing a close-fitting dress, tripartite wig and double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Suspension hoops are attached at the back of the double crown.


From el-Kurru: tomb 52 (Queen Neferukakashta). 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


Nubia, Sudan


Height x width x depth: 10.8 x 2 x 2.2 cm (4 1/4 x 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets