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Pair of heart amulets

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Hearts; one of dark green jasper (a), and one of carnelian (b). One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.


From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp.Ph. A 3164, 5/6-7. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Meroe, Sudan


Other(a): 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Other(b): 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jasper and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets