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Menat amulet

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Menat. One of many amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. S.) tomb 85, (tomb of princess Mernua). 1923: 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 Anlamani or Aspelta, 623–568 B.C

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1409

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets