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Menat amulet

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Intact blue-green faience menat with an 8-lobed rosette.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 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.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.1878

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets