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Vase-shaped amulet

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Vase. Gold, with ring at top. Flat back.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Tum. I. 1918-19: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Napatan Period, 860–840 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.350

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets