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Menats

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One intact, blue faience menat and two fragments of a second menat.

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

Overall: 7.7cm (3 1/16in.)

Accession Number

19.1888

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets