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Amulets

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Eighteen small amulets of which sixteen are hes jar amulets, one is mummiform, and one is unidentifiable.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B east. March 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8~2.1 cm (5/16~ in.)

Accession Number

20.1736

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets