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Gold vulture amulet

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Gold sheet vulture amulet; wings spread, ring on back.

Provenance

From Meroe [Excav. date] Feb. 1921. 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, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 1 x 2.4 cm (3/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.513

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets