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Amulet of Ra

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Standing figure with sun disc. One of many amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back.


From Beg. S.85, Princess Mernua [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, Napatan Period, about 623–568 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe, Sudan


Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets