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Fly amulets

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Sixteen blue faience amulet flies inscribed, different sizes

Provenance

From Beg. West 603. March 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-214

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets