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Twin amulets

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Gold amulet; standing figures of the twins of Harpokrates, with the braided sidelock of youth and the amulet on the breast. Thick gold, suspension ring at back. (Sudan catalogue)


From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 643. 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, about 650 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets