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Amulet of a uraeus cobra

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1407

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets