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Electrum wire (e) with electrum sheet spread-wing human-headed bird (Ba bird) (a), pale yellow stone Wedjat eye (b), electrum sheet vulture with elaborate plummage (c), and headless vulture with plain plummage (d). One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut...

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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.


Meroe, Sudan


Legacy dimensions: a) length: .023 m; b) length: .011m; c) height: .015 m; d) height: .015 m; e) diameter approximately .088 m

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Medium or Technique

Electrum, stone


The Ancient World


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