User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Faience funerary necklace with menat amulet

Start collecting

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Lenth: 45.7 cm (18 in.)

Accession Number

21.11809b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands