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Serpent amulet

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Electrum serpent amulet; ring at back of head. Sheet metal - incised details on head.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 1918: 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 (accessioned 1920).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.371

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets