Amulet

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, II A

Dimensions

Length x width: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4228

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This heart-shaped amulet is convex on one side and flat on the other side. It is pierced at the top from side to side for stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II A. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition