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Lotus flower amulet

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Lotus flower. Gold; details stamped; small ring in back at top.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 28 (tomb of Henuttakhebit). 1917: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.366

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets