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Faience; blue glaze; faded and flaked off; decorated on one side only; ring at bottom.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 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. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 7 x 3.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1035

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets