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Amulets of papyrus columns (wadj)

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Three light green amazonite (a,c,e) and two of dark red jasper (b,c). Part of amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. The amazonite amulets are 23-3-765, the jasper amulets are 23-3-766.


From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp. Ph. A 3164, 5/1-5. 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.


Meroe, Sudan


Other: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jasper and amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets