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Menat amulet

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Complete menat with a 16-lobed rosette.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka). 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. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 10 x 1 cm (3 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.1799

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets