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Faience funerary necklace with menat amulet

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One of sixteen faience funerary necklaces found together, this necklace is composed of a string of faience cylinder beads with a large, blue-green faience menat amulet. Three necklaces (21.11809 f and k, and unknown letter) are located in Egyptian basement B, Nubia Shelving, Shelf 2R.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata). 1919: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Lenth: 45.7 cm (18 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands