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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)

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.368

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets