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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. The menat amulet is broken off at the middle.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 18 in. (45.7 cm)

Accession Number

21.11809f

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands