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Faience funerary necklace with menat amulet

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One of sixteen faience funerary necklaces found together, this necklace is composed of a string of faience cylinder beads with a large, blue-green faience menat amulet. Field numbers: 19-2-651, 652 and 19-3-88, 90. Three necklaces (21.11809f and k, and unknown letter) are located in Egyptian...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Lenth: 45.7 cm (18 in.)

Accession Number

21.11809a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands