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Necklace with amulets

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Electrum wire (d), with electrum sheet spread- wing vulture (a), mottled stone broken amulet (b), and electrum sheet Was sign (c). One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua (Found on neck of mummy) [Excav. date] March, 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: a) length: .034 m; b) height: .015 m; c) height: .024 m; d) diameter approximately .094 m

Accession Number

23.1433a-d

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands